research and data collection 2

Assignment Content

  1. 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, using citations from a minimum of three sources.

Assignment Content

  1. 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 references.