JUS 510 Discussion Questions with Answers Topic 1 to 8


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JUS 510 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

Review Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Chapter 1 and Chapter 8, survey research. Briefly, discuss the use of survey research in exploratory, descriptive, explanatory, and evaluation studies.

Using a criminal justice example select one type of research study and develop one research question that you might use in a research proposal.

JUS 510 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

Describe in detail the four major types of secondary data. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of secondary research.

JUS 510 Topic 2 DQ 1

Discuss how sampling theory assists in the process of criminal justice research. Based on your opinion, why are sampling methods used in most studies? Explain.

JUS 510 Topic 2 DQ 2

List and discuss the different types of probability sampling procedures.

JUS 510 Topic 3 DQ 1

Explain what quantitative and nomothetic and qualitative and ideographic mean. Discuss the causal explanations for each.

JUS 510 Topic 3 DQ 2

Using a nomothetic perspective. Describe the three criteria’s for identifying a causal relationship.

JUS 510 Week 4 DQ 1

Describe current interventions within your community for criminal justice/community violence problem. Discuss what demographics are associated with the problem.

JUS 510 Week 4 DQ 2

Identify demographics for your local community or jurisdiction. Discuss the demographic association to current and future crime forecasts for local crime. What does this mean for specific stakeholders?

JUS 510 Week 5 DQ 1

Describe uses of crime mapping. Discuss what data analysis can be gathered from crime mapping.

JUS 510 Week 5 DQ 2

Describe crime theories that can explain behaviors identified in analysis. Discuss how these theories can be applied.

JUS 510 Week 6 DQ 1

Discuss how data can have issues with its validity. Provide examples of how the integrity of the data can be impacted.

JUS 510 Week 6 DQ 2

Crime Analysts are tasked with collecting data from multiple resources. Locate several data sources related to a specific crime initiative. Explain methods to validate the information contained in data reports.

JUS 510 Week 7 DQ 1

Discuss the process of selecting problem areas and formulating research questions within qualitative studies. As a justice research analyst, what are some of the qualitative research strategies that can be used to get the data that is needed?

JUS 510 Week 7 DQ 2

Explain the challenges at each stage of participant observation in field research. Describe what would be the most challenging stage from your perspective?

JUS 510 Week 8 DQ 1

Crime analysts are tasked with explaining crime programs. Describe how you would prepare to start your research. Read the following article “Planning Research” from the Encyclopedia of Research

Design by Salkind (2010), to help you formulate your process.

JUS 510 Week 8 DQ 2

Discuss challenges in creating a criminal justice program driven by data. What tools do you think are essential for the administrator of a criminal justice program or initiative to utilize?