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Applied Research Methods â€“ Research Critique
The purpose of this course is to make you informed consumers of research and over the
semester you have gained knowledge of the components of research that will assist you in
this final assignment. The research critique consists of reading three research studies and
answering several questions about each. All three studies have been provided for you.
The studies selected for the critique are as follows:
Guerette, Rob T. (2007). â€œImmigration Policy, Border Security and Migrant Deaths: An
Impact Evaluation of Life Saving Efforts under the Border Safety Initiative.â€
Criminology & Public Policy, 6(2): 201-222.
Kovandzic, T., Sloan, J., and Vieraitis, L. (2004. â€œâ€™Striking Outâ€™ as Crime Reduction
Policy: The Impact of â€˜Three Strikesâ€™ Laws on Crime Rates in U.S. Cities.â€
Justice Quarterly, 21(2): 207-239.
Dâ€™Alessio, S; Stolzenberg, L., and Terry, W. Clinton III (1999). â€œEyes on the Streetâ€:
The Impact of Tennesseeâ€™s Emergency Cellular Telephone Program on Alcoholrelated
Fatal Crashes.â€ Crime and Delinquency, 45(4): 453- 466.
For each of these research articles perform the following:
1. Identify the research design used.
2. Specify the type of data used to conduct the analysis.
3. Identify the sampling procedure employed.
4. Specify the dependent variable of the study.
5. Present the key findings of the study.
6. Identify at least 3 limitations of the study (e.g. threats to validity, reliability, etc.)
and explain each.
Provide separate answer sheets for each article and identify your responses to the specific
question above that you are answering. Your responses should be typed, 12 point font,
and single spaced. Your answers are due on the last day of the week that the final exam is
scheduled). Be sure to explain each of your answers fully. You should strive to be as
comprehensive in your answers as possible as if you were explaining your answers to a
lay person who knows nothing about research methodology.
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