Research Methodology

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


In this chapter, the research design and methodology is described, including the methodological paradigm and research approaches. Data collection and data evaluation processes, as well as the analysis, interpretation and evaluation procedures, are presented. Finally, ethical aspects are considered and methodological limitations are emphasised. The chapter closes with a chapter summary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial Psychology and People ManagementUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Institute for Criminal Justice StudiesUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK

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