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Title: Using Research: A Primer for Law Enforcement Managers, Second Edition
Author(s): J E Eck; N G La Vigne
Editor(s): S M Fregly
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 81-IJ-CX-0058
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-33-4
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introduction to police research is designed for police managers who want to improve their ability to interpret the research of others and for managers who want to know more about conducting research for use in decisionmaking.
Abstract: It explains that applied research describes new ways to handle problems and assesses the usefulness of programs, policies, and procedures. It explains the language, thinking, and methods used in conducting research; presents information on planning and managing research; and provides background information to aid understanding of more advanced books on research. Individual chapters explain the research process, the management of research resources, techniques for defining the problem, research design, data collection and analysis, reporting the findings, and the evaluation of research. Appended reading lists, list of information sources, and information about the authors and the Police Executive Research Forum
Main Term(s): Police research
Index Term(s): Police policy development; Research design; Research methods; Research uses in policymaking
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