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Criminology Skills

Criminology Skills (3rd edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 24 February 2024

p. 27013. Gathering datalocked

p. 27013. Gathering datalocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


This chapter discusses the main approaches used by criminologists to gather data. It explains different methods of gathering data, such as interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, and observation, and how each of these methods can be used in criminological research. It also explains the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Discussion on selecting a sample for research, the different methods of sampling, and how to select the right sampling methods for a particular research study are also included.

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