CRJ 520 Week 4 Discussion 2 DQ 2 Quantitative Design

CRJ520 Week 4 Discussion 2 DQ 2 Quantitative Design

All research Endeavour’s must, by necessity, progress through a series of logical and meaningful steps. These steps allow a researcher to be confident that the inferences and conclusions reached at the culmination of a project are valid, unbiased, representative, and generalizable.

In Chapter 8 of the text, Creswell identifies six steps critical to the construction of a quantitative research proposal (pp. 162-166). After reading this chapter, discuss the six steps of the critical aspects of data analysis and interpretation identified by Creswell:

• What are the six steps and why are they essential?

• How do these steps assist us when evaluating criminal justice data?

• How do these steps contribute to successfully interpreting published research findings?

• How would you apply these steps to answer a criminal justice research question?

Your initial post should be at least 400 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Guided Response: Review your colleague’s posts, and substantively respond to at least three of your peers by Day 7. Evaluate the role played by Creswell’s six steps and discuss the importance of each to the design of the proposal. Each of your responses should be at least 200 words in length. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.

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