Week 1 – Journal
How to Use Research Data
Within the field of criminal justice, lie a host of intriguing issues and problems. Scholars devoted to research in the area of criminal justice utilize both qualitative and quantitative data in their quest to obtain answers to the many issues inherent in the study of crime and human behavior. It is imperative for ethical, robust, and viable research that data utilized by researchers be applied appropriately and analyzed accurately. In a journal entry at least 400 words in length, respond to the questions posed below.
How would you describe the ways in which research data can be applied to a particular problem in criminal justice?
How important is the evaluation and accurate interpretation of data utilized in research analyses?