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Criminal Justice Research

Subject : law
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1. Language of research






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. Highs and lows in data found






9. 1. artificiality 2. limited scope






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






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






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






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






14. Accuracy within the study itself






15. Explains world through rationality and logical explanation






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






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






18. 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.






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






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






21. Plausible explanation of reality






22. Measurement of single variable at successive points in time






23. 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)






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






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






26. Repetition of experiments or studies utilizing the same methodology






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






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






29. Abstract or symbolic tags placed on reality






30. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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