# Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Step 1: 3-4 paragraphs

Create your hypothesis for your Individual Project in Unit 2 before completing this assignment. Quantitative design should address the descriptive and the inferential statistical analysis that will be used to analyze the data. Qualitative design needs should define how the data will be organized, what trends will be looked at, and how differences and similarities will be identified.

• Explain the various means available to you for gathering data on the topic you have chosen.
• Explain at least 3 different means of collecting appropriate data and how you would analyze it.
• What challenges exist when collecting quantitative data?
• What challenges exist when collecting qualitative data?

## Step 2: A 10-12 page research proposal describing a project the student would be interested in completing. You will design an original research project. Although you will not have enough time to complete and analyze the data for your research, you will develop an original research design plan and present it in the form of a proposal and the elements that are necessary to complete the research.

The proposal should consist of three (3) sections:

1. A description of the research problem or subject;
2. A review of existing literature on the subject; and
3. A methodology section explaining how the data would be gathered for the study and the statistical methods used to analyze the data explaining the reasons for the choice of each.

### Adress the following in 10-12 pages

Part 1

• Select a current issue in criminal justice and begin to research previous studies and literature that are available using the library, Internet, and other available resources. Choose an issue that relates to one of the following criminal justice topics:
• Corrections
• Juvenile justice
• Victimology
• Then, write the draft of the introduction to the topic and related issues (variables) that impact this issue.
• Follow the introduction with a summary statement of the purpose for your research.

Part 2

• Then, develop a literature review (annotated bibliography) with a minimum of 10 references that will begin the research for your research project.

Part 3

• How do you intend to gather the data for your study? Explain.
• What are 3–4 types of statistical methods can be used to analyze the data? Explain in detail
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of statistical data analysis method? Explain.
• Which method do you prefer to use most? Why?