While the social sciences differ from the hard sciences in many ways there are also many similarities. Perhaps the most striking similarity is the issue of experimentation as a means of determining both correlation and cause and effect. Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the different types of experimental and quasi-experimental designs

DB PT 1. Often times in research the question becomes one of how to best collect data on your particular phenomenon. In criminal justice a common approach is to conduct survey research. However, there are many factors to consider, ranging from how to best develop a survey to how best to select a sample and administer a survey. Take your reader from the beginning – survey creation – to the adminstration of the survey – data collection – and be sure to discuss the most important points of how to create the survey as well as the different sampling strategies that are available and which strategy you feel is the most important (or if there is not one most important then why are they equally important)? You must ensure you answer the question in its entiried. You should reread the question to ensure you have answered the complete question. Make sure there is depth to your answer. Use the references below 2 Pages per DB

Peter B. Kraska & W. Lawrence Neuman, 2012, Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods, 2nd edition, Pearson Education, Inc.

ISBN-10: 0-13-512008-X; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-512008-8

Maxfield & Babbie, 2015, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, 7th edition; Wadsworth Cengage Learning

ISBN-10: 1-285-06784-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-285-06784-1

Wickes, R. Hipp, J. R., Zahnow, R., Mazerolle, L. “Seeing” Minorities and Perceptions of Disorder: Explicating The Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms of Social Cohesion. Criminology. 51: 519-560 (Survey research)

DB PT 2While the social sciences differ from the hard sciences in many ways there are also many similarities. Perhaps the most striking similarity is the issue of experimentation as a means of determining both correlation and cause and effect. Compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the different types of experimental and quasi-experimental designs (Hint: Be sure to first discuss the difference between the two and then be sure to address the differences in terms of internal and external threats to reliability and validity). You must ensure you answer the question in its entiried. You should reread the question to ensure you have answered the complete question. Make sure there is depth to your answer. Use the references below. 2 PAGES per DB.

Ratcliffe, Jerry H., Travis Taniguchi, Elizabeth R. Groff, and Jennifer D. Wood. 2011. “THE PHILADELPHIA FOOT PATROL EXPERIMENT: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF POLICE PATROL EFFECTIVENESS IN VIOLENT CRIME HOTSPOTS.”Criminology 49:795-831. (Experiment research)

4. Love, S. R.& Park S.M. 2013. Images of Gender Twenty Years Later: A Content Analysis of Images in Introductory Criminal Justice and Criminology Textbooks. Feminist Criminology Feminist Criminology 8: 320 (Content analysis)

5. Lindegaard, M.R., Miller, J., Reynald, D. M. Transitory Mobility Cultural Heterogeneity, and Victimization Risk Among Young Men of Color: Insights From An Ethnographic Study in Cape Town, South Africa. Criminology 51: 967- 1008 (Ethnographic research)

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