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 CJA/345

 RESEARCH METHODS AND EVALUATION

 

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CJA 345 Week 1 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Research Paper
 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the ethical issues related to the research process within the field of criminal justice. Be sure to include responses to the following:

 

 

 

What is the purpose of research in the field of criminal justice? What are some of the benefits it provides?
 

 

What are the differences between qualitative and quantitative research?
 

 

What are the differences between pure and applied research?
 

 

Why is ethics in criminal justice research important?
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 2 Research Article Presentation
 

Select a criminal justice research-based article from a peer-reviewed journal in the University Library.

Discuss the article with your Learning Team.

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation based on the article in which you include the following:

 

 

 

A discussion about the purpose of the research
 

 

An assessment of the article’s ability to articulate the hypotheses or research questions
 

 

A description of the research design
 

 

A description of the methodology
 

 

An evaluation of the strengths and limitations of the research
 

 

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 2 Research Design Paper
 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper describing the types and functions of research designs. Address each of the following in your paper:

 

 

 

An explanation of internal and external variable-related validity factors
 

 

The strengths and limitations of experimental research designs
 

 

A summary of two contemporary examples of experimental research conducted within the criminal justice field within the past 10 years
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 3 Research Proposal Part I
 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word research proposal that includes the following:

Introduction

 

 

 

Describe the general area to be studied.
 

 

Explain why the general area under study is important.
 

 

State your research problem.
 

 

Explain the background of the research problem.
 

 

State your research questions.
 

 

Further justify the proposed study.
 

 

Rationale

Explain how the following research questions are related to the larger issues raised in the introduction:

 

 

 

Develop a testable hypothesis and describe its implication to the field of criminal justice.
 

 

Explain what the hypothesis will prove about the specific issue if it is confirmed.
 

 

Explain what the hypothesis will prove about the specific issue if it is not confirmed.
 

 

Include at least four peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 3 Survey Research and Data Collection Testing
 

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing survey research and data collection as they relate to criminal justice research. Address each of the following in your paper:

 

 

 

Identify the various types of survey research utilized in the field of criminal justice.
 

 

Explain the advantages and disadvantages of: 

 

 

 

In person surveys
 

 

Telephone surveys
 

 

Computer-based surveys
 

 

Focus group surveys
 

 

 
 

 

Describe the purpose of sampling as part of the research process.
 

 

Identify the types of reliability and validity as they are applied to criminal justice research.
 

 

Discuss the importance of ensuring that data collection methods and instruments are both reliable and valid.
 

 

Include at least four peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 4 Research Proposal, Part II
 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word Background/Literature Review. Be sure to include the following:

 

 

 

A description of what is already known about this area
 

 

A short discussion of why the background studies are not sufficient
 

 

A summary of the basic background information on the topic gleaned from your literature review
 

 

A discussion containing several critical studies that have already been done in this area. Use current references and studies. Note: Material that is five or more years old is considered outdated unless it is the only literature that addresses the topic.
 

 

An analysis of why these background studies are insufficient. What question(s) do they leave unresolved that you would like to study?
 

 

A list of these readings in References at the end of this section of the proposal.
 

 

Include at least six peer-reviewed references. These references can include the same references from Part I.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment of the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

CJA 345 Week 4 Research Article Analysis
 

Locate a recent criminal justice research article from a recognized, peer-reviewed, professional journal or government publication.

Note: Non-peer-reviewed newspaper articles or articles from popular magazines, such as Time or Newsweek, are not acceptable. For assistance on determining what constitutes a professional, peer-reviewed resource, contact your instructor.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following:

 

 

 

Identify the purpose of the research study, problem, and questions.
 

 

Describe the design of the study.
 

 

Identify an operational definition used by the researchers.
 

 

Identify whether the research study is a quantitative or qualitative design. Explain your answer.
 

 

Identify the methodology, population, sampling methods, and return rate, if applicable.
 

 

What were the findings of the study?
 

 

Describe the author’s conclusions and recommendations.
 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment of the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 5 Research Proposal, Part III
 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400- word Methods and Conclusions section of your team research proposal. Include a detailed description of how you would go about collecting data and testing the hypothesis.

Although you are not required to develop a new or original method, it is recommended that you review journal articles to determine what methods are standard to test a hypothesis similar to the one(s) outline in your proposal. Be sure to include the following:

Method

 

 

 

Describe the general methodology you chose for your study, in order to test your hypotheses.
 

 

Explain why this method is the best for your purposes.
 

 

Participants: Who would you test and why?
 

 

Describe the sample you would test, and explain why you chose this sample.
 

 

Design

 

 

 

Include any demographic information relevant to the design.
 

 

Explain all the procedures involved in proving or refuting your hypothesis.
 

 

Explain what significant differences you would need to find to confirm or refute your hypothesis.
 

 

Analysis

 

 

 

How will you analyze the results?
 

 

What kind of results would confirm your hypothesis?
 

 

What kind of results would refute your hypothesis?
 

 

Significance and Conclusion

 

 

 

Discuss, in general, how your proposed research would lead to a significant improvement over the original studies, and how it would benefit the field.
 

 

Include at least eight peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment of the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

 

CJA 345 Week 5 Research and Policy Development Paper
 

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper describing the importance of research as it relates to policy development within the field of criminal justice. Address each of the following:

 

 

 

Identify the purposes and types of policies within the field of criminal justice.
 

 

Describe the relationship between research and policy development.
 

 

Provide examples of how research can assist policy makers by informing their policy decisions.
 

 

Identify two examples of policies that were developed within the past 10 years that resulted from research within the field of criminal justice.
 

 

Include at least four peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment of the Assignment Files tab.

 
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