Qualitative Data Collection Methods
There are a variety of methods for collecting qualitative data. Review the following book, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods.
Describe the qualitative data collection methods by doing the following:
In 1,250-1,500 words, choose three methods and explain the differences between each. Describe how each would be employed with a variety of samples such as gang members, prison inmates, high school students, and/or college professors.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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Class, the Assignment this week requires that you define the qualitative research method, identify 3 qualitative data collection methods and explain how you can use each data collection method in criminal justice research to collect information from a sample. Your focus should be on the 3 main methods used for data collection in qualitative studies which are interviewing, Observation and Focus Groups. Use at least 3-4 references to support your discussion and ensure all references in your reference page are reflected in the main body of your essay as in-text citations. Edit with free software like Grammarly or use GCU writing resources like “Thinking Storm” Be sure to submit through LopesWrite and review the grading rubric as well. Let me know if you have any questions.