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Question;1. Agency records, secondary data and content;analysis do not require direct interaction with research subjects.;2. By its very nature, secondary analysis is;always unobtrusive.;3. It is relatively easy and common to have;agencies modify their data collection forms in order to get information needed;for a specific research project being conducted from someone outside the;agency.;4. When using agency records, it is possible to;move from individual to aggregate units of analysis, but not the other way;around.;5. Understanding the details of how agency;records are produced is one of the accepted means of controlling reliability;and validity problems.;6. Being able to link an individual to the;agency data collected about him/her is a clear violation of reliability and;validity.;7. Since criminal justice record keeping is a;social process reflecting the decisions made by criminal justice personnel, a;researcher must be careful of the impact this may have on the validity and;reliability of the data.;8. Content analysis involves the systematic;study of agency records.;9. Data collected by other researchers is often;used to address new research questions.;10. Of all research purposes, evaluation is most;effective when secondary data is used;\;MULTIPLE CHOICE;1.;Which of the following would be an;example of agency records that would be appropriate as a source of data for;research?;a.;Federal Bureau of Prison inmate records;b.;medical records;c.;juvenile court records;d.;defense attorney records;\;2.;Social artifacts such as written;documents or articles from newspapers would be best understood using which of;the following?;a.;content analysis;b.;secondary analysis;c.;agency records;d.;none of the above;\;3.;Agency records and statistics published;by agencies or governmental entities are most commonly used for which type of;studies?;a.;explanatory;b.;descriptive;c.;evaluations;d.;understanding the criminal justice;system;\;4.;Topics that lend themselves to the use;of content analysis tend to focus upon the links between communication and;a.;criminal justice policy;b.;the actual crime rates;c.;the media?s understanding of criminal;court convictions;d.;understanding why people commit crime;\;5.;All of the following are examples of;information collected by or for public agencies except for;a.;published statistics such as National;Crime Victimization Survey;b.;research produced by faculty at private;colleges and universities;c.;nonpublic agency records such as;internal police data identifying where most crime happens in their jurisdiction;d.;new data collected by agency staff that;is ?hybrid? in nature;\;6.;Which of the following would not be an;example of the data coming from the Census Bureau that have criminal justice;applications?;a.;Census of Children in Custody;b.;National Crime Victimization Survey;c.;Survey of Inmates in Local Jails;d.;Uniform Crime Report;\;7.;The Sourcebook;of Criminal Justice Statistics is the most comprehensive Bureau of Justice;Statistics publication. It includes a;multitude of data including all of the following except;a.;characteristics of criminal justice;agencies;b.;public opinion answers coming from the;Gallup Poll;c.;complete crime data from all local;police departments;d.;specific data on states using capital;punishment and their execution statistics;\;8.;Which type of the listed studies are;highly aggregated summary data from published statistical series not typically;used?;a.;descriptive;b.;explanatory;c.;applied;d.;exploratory;\;9.;Electronic formats of published;statistics enjoy which of the following as an advantage over written records?;a.;the data can be read directly into;statistical and or graphics computer programs for analysis;b.;much of the electronic data is;inappropriate for spreadsheet software;c.;most do not contain the original data;while printed reports contain aggregate information;d.;most will be considered confidential;thus not available to the researcher;\;10.;Which of the following is not an example of;nonpublic agency records?;a.;the FBI?s publication of the Uniform;Crime Reports;b.;information from a local police;department concerning the number of crimes that happened within the past month;c.;a prison?s collection of files dealing;with inmates currently in their custody;d.;a county courthouse?s records on;defendants tried within the last six months;\


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