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Buy Together and Save Ronet Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition"One of the most ... Show synopsis Buy Together and Save Ronet Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition"One of the most accessible research methods in criminology textbooks on the market from the authors you know and trust"This brief version of Ronet Bachman and Russell Schutt's successful full text, The Practice of Research in Research Methods and Criminal Justice, gives a concise introduction to research design and techniques within the context of research methods and criminal justice. Plenty of in-depth examples taken from real criminal justice research help readers better understand the big picture of research methods and their policy implications for the field. Donileen R. Loseke, Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research DesignThinking Methodologically: Basic Principles of Social Research Design focuses on the underlying logic of social research and encourages students to understand research methods as a way of thinking. The book provides an overview of the basic principles of social research, including the foundations of research (data, concepts, theory), the characteristics of research questions, the importance of literature reviews, measurement (conceptualization and operationalization), data generation techniques (experiments, surveys, interviews, observation, document analysis), and sampling. The text is organized to help students become good consumers and producers of research by developing skills to design small-scale research projects and evaluate research done by others. The author highlights the relationships among these components of research; she also explains that it is not possible to argue that one of research is better than any other and that good researchers understand the differences among and appreciate the capabilities of different tools.