Analyze the types of statistics used in criminal justice research
For the course project, you will prepare a portfolio of the four research papers from Units 3, 6, 8 and 11. The portfolio should address the following:
Among the studies reviewed for the four research papers, discuss the similarities and differences in the research methods used.
Of the four studies reviewed, which one(s) do you think used the strongest methodology?
Of the four studies you reviewed, which one(s) used the weakest methodology?
Explain whether the four studies you examined would have benefited from using different and/or additional research methods.
Discuss whether, and to what extent, you think each of the four studies met the goals of science: description, explanation, prediction, and control.