Complete the assigned readings from Practical Skeptic – Reader and Practical Skeptic – Core Concepts, and view all of the multimedia and other materials for this module.
What is meant by “good research” and the “good researcher”?
Choose one of the following data collection techniques; then answer the questions below as they pertain to your selected technique: surveys, experiments, observational studies.
Explain the following concepts within the context of your selected data collection technique:
Support for cause and effect
Describe your chosen data collection technique.
Describe the varieties (where applicable) of that data collection technique.
Describe its strengths and weaknesses.
Describe the degree of control exercised by the researcher, and the kind of research problems for which it is best suited.
Consider the following: The media in this country frequently report on or discuss data collected in informal surveys on the Internet or collected as answers to the “question of the hour” on certain cable news programs. Further, we are bombarded with data collected in surveys conducted by popular magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, etc. Select an example of such “popular” uses of research (any talk show poll, any survey from a popular magazine, etc.) and critique it from the standpoint of the principles of good research covered in this module.
riminal subcultures can be shaped by gender, class and various other inequalities. Other things we need to take into account are the authorities who label these subcultures as criminal. Media is responsible for building up the image, the constructions in CC and what perceptions the general public has on certain groups. Media also plays a huge role in antagonising groups, by looking back at the 50’s and 60’s we can see how moral panic was caused and social problems were blamed on “evil” groups. The media reported violence committed by Hell’s Angels in America whose equivalents were the mods and the rockers in the UK (O’Malley, 1988). By using biased words such as evil and using biased sources in order to criminalise such groups, the public’s opinion of the rockers were now changed and they associated them with deviancy and criminal activities. CC has admitted that it’s hard to precisely define what is culture (O’Brien and Yar, 2008). In a postmodern world it puts a large emphasis on globalisation, fluidity, and transition. CC can be considered as one of the most extreme forms of ethnography, as it has the most complex relationship to it. Through ethnography academics can study and observe groups of people, which can vary in sizes, and in an era of globalization, it is important to observe how society is drifting. As we know, ethnographical studies were prioritised by the Chicago School of Criminology, whereby researchers discovered a way of studying society through direct observation, which is observing people in their natural setting, without disturbing them. It is interesting that Chicago in the 1940’s received many refugees from Europe during the 2nd World War, (Kivisto, Persons and Pinderhughes, 1988) and because of this Chicago has become ethnically diverse, and so displayed many of the characteristics of a fluid diverse world, as in globalisation (Marks and Grossman, 1991). Ethnography is the best way to observe a group of people and their behaviour, and has been used with animals as well, trying to observe their behaviour in their natural setting. In this project ethnography has not been used, since it would be dangerous to attend any events with a group such as Antifa who are known to have committed violent attacks. Ethnography is a good option to study groups of people, it is best to combine ethnography with CC, to understand the origin of the behaviour. Nonetheless, although circumstances prevent the use of ethnography on this occasion, the dissertation can assess the viability to the future cultural criminology studies in this area. The Godfathers of CC are Jock Young and Jeff Ferrell say that under the bore>GET ANSWER