To be proficient in research, one must know language and process. During this assignment, you will familiarize yourself with research terminology as you use the terms to write your paper.
Prepare a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you describe the research process.
Include the following:
• Include new terminology learned from the reading.
• How will this new terminology and knowledge apply to a career in criminal justice?
• How can not knowing the proper terminology affect you as you conduct criminal justice research?
• How will knowing these terms be an asset to you when evaluating and analyzing research studies or data?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
2.1 Differentiate between types and functions of research designs.
2.2 Explore internal and external variable-related validity factors.
2.3 Describe the various classical experimental research designs.
2.4 Identify the major types of unobtrusive methods.
2.5 Distinguish between probability and nonprobability sampling plans.
2.6 Examine the features, functions, construction, and administration of questionnaires, and their strengths and weaknesses.
2.7 Assess features and functions of observation and its strengths and weaknesses as a data-gathering tool