Assignment 2: Research
Criminal justice practitioners face many issues that need solutions. Society as a whole, as well as communities, depends on these solutions to maintain order and functionality. Being familiar with conducting research is a valuable asset for criminal justice practitioners.
In a 5-6 page paper, describe and discuss the five methods of scientific research (Observation/Research, Hypothesis, Prediction, Experimentation, Conclusion). Identify and discuss at least three social research designs used in criminological research. As an appendix to your paper, please include a flow chart of the five methods of scientific research. Be sure to include at least four credible sources.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Include a cover page and references page in 10–12-point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable)
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed
You should also make sure to:
Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
Use examples to support your discussion
Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format