Law Enforcement Research Design And Analysis Assignment 2 – Coursework Example

Running head: LAW ENFORCEMENT RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS Lecture’s Introduction Law enforcement is a study that is meantto help get information based on law. This can be done by lawyers, law enforcement, defense and security sectors among others (University of Surrey, 2014). Law enforcement research design and analysis is a research design that is meant to help the researcher come up with a viable study that will help all the variables be captured and give response based on the research study. In this case multi-disciplinary research can be done to bring together engineering physical sciences and technology-based disciplines with the human sciences. In this case, qualitative and quantitative research is catered for (Cohen & Arieli, 2011).
According to Freshwater, Sherwood & Drury (2006), quantitative research is an education research that seeks to ask specific questions narrow question and selects quantifiable data from the respondents. This data is mostly referred to as “hard” data. This is then analyzed using statistics and in a biased manner it conducts enquiry. Example of the data collection methodologies personality measures, performance, content analysis and questionnaires. Example of the questions used in the study research includes:
a) What is the number of staffs involved in the crime management in the NSIS unit?
b) How many individuals are involved in the decision making on crime management?
c) How many lawyers took place in the decision making process?
According to Gorard (2013) qualitative research is an education research that deals with views of the respondents. This asks general question, describes and analyses the words and later carries out enquiries on a biased and subjective manner. The example of the data collection methods includes observation, interviews, open ended questionnaires, focus group and content analysis.
Examples of the qualitative questions include:
a) What is the level of education that the field officers have on crime management?
b) Who is the person in charge of the crime management?
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Gorard, S. (2013) Research Design: Robust approaches for the social sciences, London: SAGE.
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