Intuitive, accessible, and filled with real-world examples of everyday research situations, A Straightforward Approach to CJ Research Methods: Practices, Policies, and Procedures provides students with the tools they need to understand the research they read and take the first steps toward producing meaningful research projects.
Featuring step-by-step organization that follows the stages of developing a research proposal, this book emphasizes the actual experience of conducting research and contains numerous strategies and tips, including several examples of research proposal papers. Reinforced by a robust pedagogy that includes chapter objectives, key terms, section worksheets, and critical discussion questions, the text is a must for both students and faculty in criminal justice or the social sciences searching for a comprehensive yet approachable introduction to research methods.
The following Teaching Materials are available:
• The authors have created Trying It Out exercise worksheets, most of which are fillable pdfs, to help students practice skills as they make their way through the text. These exercises are noted throughout the book, at the end of parts and chapters. The full set of exercises is available to adopters (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request), but you can review a sample form here.
• Teacher's manual pdf provides a Trying It Out worksheet list and test bank questions.
• Test bank also available in Word and Blackboard. Other LMS formats may be available through Respondus.
• PowerPoint slides will be available to professors upon adoption of this book. Download a sample of the full 221-slide presentation here. If you have adopted the book for a course, contact email@example.com to request the PowerPoint slides.
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