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In this discussion, you
will explore the trade-off of whether to use open- or closed-ended questions in
survey research. For this discussion, address the following in your main post:
1.Articulate a crime-related problem statement that is appropriate
for a survey of college students based on your desired criminal justice career
2.Develop at least one hypothesis and several variables related to
your problem statement.
3.Draft five closed-ended questions that measure these variables
and five open-ended questions that you think will measure the same variables as
the closed-ended questions.
4.Examine the effectiveness of responses that could be collected
from each type of question based on the question format and phrasing.
The purpose of this
discussion is to gain a deeper understanding of the function and utility of
surveys as a viable research method. For this discussion, use your library
research skills to locate a research article in an academic journal that
presents survey data on a criminology/criminal justice-related topic and
address the following in your main post:
the sampling design, manner of administration, response rate, and number of
surveys completed for the survey selected based on the information presented in
the methods section of the article selected.
the key findings of the study, as stated in the abstract (or in the absence of
the abstract, in the findings section of the article), in the context of the
study’s problem statement.
the generalizability of the findings based on the survey.
whether there are any potential problems for generalizability based on response
rates for each survey.