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Criminal Justice Research

Subject : law
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1. Accuracy within the study itself

2. A research design in which the same people are studied or tested repeatedly over time

3. View that - if one cannot quantitatively measure a phenomenon - it is not worth studying

4. Specific statements or predictions regarding the relationship between two variables

5. A model or schema that provides a perspective from which to view reality

6. Abstract or symbolic tags placed on reality

7. Concepts that can vary or take on different numerical values; operationalized concepts

8. Language of research

9. A type of longitudinal design to gather data from different samples across time

10. Neither the subjects nor administrators in an experiment know which group is receiving the treatment

11. Requirement that any information obtained in research be treated as confidential and not be revealed in any manner that would identify or harm subjects

12. Accuracy in the ability to generalize or infer findings from a study to a larger population

13. Variables other than X - the independent variable that may be responsible for the outcome

14. Highs and lows in data found

15. The idea that delinquents and nondelinquents are two fundamentally different types of people

16. Repetition of experiments or studies utilizing the same methodology

17. A scientific approach to knowledge based on 'positive' facts as opposed to mere speculation

18. Definition of concepts on the basis of how they are measured

19. A group of subjects followed over a long period with data collected multiple times during the course of their lives

20. Research that collects and reports data primarily in numerical form. Concepts are assigned to numerical values. On a scale of 1-5 how well do you like this class? (1=lowest)

21. 1. evidence of causality 2. control 3. cost 4. replication

22. View of all social events as a distinct chronicle of unique happenings

23. A series of cross-sectional studies conducted on the same subjects (the PANEL) at different time intervals. Allows investigators to measure change in individuals.

24. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

25. 1. artificiality 2. limited scope

26. The process that moves from a given series of specifics to a generalization

27. Confirmation of the accuracy of findings; attainment of greater certitude in conclusions through additional observations

28. A research design in which investigators compare groups of subjects of differing age who are observed at a single point in time.

29. Broken windows can signal to people that no one cares about a building. Leads to more serious vandalism and attracts the wrong crowd

30. Explains world through rationality and logical explanation

31. Aliases used in research reports to protect the identity of respondents

32. Weber's notion that the purpose of research is to gain a qualitative 'understanding' of phenomena from the perspective of the subjects

33. A system of mutual obligation between subjects and researchers; because the subjects cooperation assisted the researcher - the researcher owes the subject professional regard

34. College/University research committees that oversee and ensure ethical research standards

35. Research that relies on what is seen in field or naturalistic settings more than on statistical data

36. Collection of accurate facts or data; attempt to address the issue of 'what is'

37. Fanatical adherence to a preferred method at the expense of substance; view that there is one and only one way of doing research - that is - by employing the one - best method

38. Measurement of single variable at successive points in time

39. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

40. We must remain objective and value-free Yet - our decisions about what to study is strongly influenced by personal interests and other factors

41. The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable

42. Plausible explanation of reality

43. Subjective evaluation of the risk to a research participant relative to the benefit both to the individual and to society of the results of the proposed research.

44. Agreement of subjects to participate in research after they have been briefed

45. Combines rationality and logical explanation with method - emphasizing observation - measurement - replication and verification

46. Laws that protect researchers from being forced to reveal sources in court of law

47. The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied

48. False relationship that can be explained away by other variables