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Criminal Justice Research Methods 301

Basic Texts

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Text and Reader
Christine Tartaro. New York, Routledge, 2021.
"Explains and illustrates criminal justice research topics, including ethics in research, research design, causation, operationalization of variables, sampling, methods of data collection (including surveys), reliance on existing data, validity, and reliability." Rutgers-restricted Access
Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology
Michael Maxfield and Earl R. Babbie. 8th edition. Boston, Cengage Learning, 2018. Available?

The Literature Review

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students
9 minute video from the North Carolina State University Libraries.
Writing the Literature Review: A Practical Guide
Sara Efrat Efron and Ruth Ravid. New York, Guilford Press, 2019.
A nice, accessible, step--by-step guide to writing a literature review. Rutgers-restricted Access

Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods
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