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NCJ Number: 184074 Find in a Library
Title: Research and Evaluation (From National Victim Assistance Academy, P 17.1 - 17.20, 2000, Anne Seymour, Morna Murray, eds. et al., -- See NCJ 184052)
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): Dan Petersen; Mario Gaboury
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 20
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter reviews basic research issues and processes.
Abstract: The interdisciplinary field of victims’ rights and services is continually developing. The knowledge base available through research and evaluation has seen great advances, and “promising practices” recommendations are often developed and updated based on the research. The chapter attempts to help victim service providers better use what scientists, researchers and research have to offer, to help service providers become more critical consumers of research and form mutually beneficial partnerships with researchers. The chapter discusses how information about research findings can be obtained; the definition of basic research terms; fundamental research and evaluation methods; and how to acquire information and technical assistance to conduct research. The article includes an extensive resource list to help in locating materials to assist in designing and conducting research, a discussion of understanding research produced by others and a primer on conducting research. References
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Factorial research design; Research; Research design models; Research methods; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking; Techniques; Victim services
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