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Question;1.;The visible, objective context of a;communication is known as;a.;latent content;b.;manifest content;c.;concept;d.;validity;\;2.;The operational definition of any variable is;composed of;a.;the hypothesis;b.;the content analysis;c.;manifest content;d.;attributes;3.;In;an effort to insure that textbooks for introductory level criminology and;criminal justice courses are gender and race neutral an analysis of the;language was undertaken. Which of the following would be appropriate?;a.;measuring the only the manifest content;b.;measuring the latent content;c.;measuring the number of words used;d.;measuring the number of different;subjects the author uses;\;4.;In which of the following analyses is content;analysis least likely to be used?;a.;coverage of proposed crime legislation;in your state House of Representatives;b.;the number of references to crime in rap;music;c.;the number of murder convictions in Michigan during 2009;d.;the frequency of ?get tough on crime? as;a theme for political speeches;\;5.;Which of the following data sources could not;be coded for use in content analysis?;a.;letters to the editor;b.;commentaries by talk show hosts;c.;dissenting opinions in cases dealing;with the death penalty;d.;agency aggregate statistics;\;6.;When a researcher uses the term ?silo;databases? she is referring to;a.;when data is stacked in linear fashion;b.;the communication link between local law;enforcement and the FBI for the purposes of submitting crime data;c.;stacks of data that are isolated from;each other;d.;data that are stacked in round computer;tape files stacked on each other;\;7.;The publication produced by the Bureau of;Justice Statistics that includes information about hundreds of justice agency;data sets, characteristics of criminal justice agencies, and perceptions of;crime, to name just a few, is;a.;the Uniform Crime Reports;b.;the National Crime Victimization Survey;c.;the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice;Statistics;d.;the National Crime Victimization Survey;\;8.;Dr. Jones is having his Introductory to;Criminal Justice students analyze cartoons. He instructs them to identify the;number of violent acts per show, the type of violent act and the;characteristics of the victim. Dr. Jones is having his students use;a.;content analysis;b.;secondary data;c.;new data collected by agency staff;d.;nonpublic agency records;\;9.;Clinic workers in a major Northwest city have;been asked to track the incidence and patterns of STDs in their patients as;part of a research project dealing with public health. They ask a number of;specific questions upon intake but do not ask about their clients? sexual;partners. The only way to examine patterns in the spread of the STDs is to add;a question to the intake form about the identity of their sexual partners. The;data that was gathered illustrates;a.;nonpublic agency records;b.;published statistics;c.;new data collected by agency staff;d.;content analysis;\;10.;Which of the following is not considered to be;a published statistic?;a.;Criminal Victimization in the United States;b.;Sourcebook of Criminal Justice;Statistics;c.;Detroit Police Department call of;service statistics;d.;Correctional Populations in the United States;\;11.;NCVS data would be helpful in answering all of;the research questions except;a.;What is the average age of sexual;assault victims in urban areas with populations over 100,000?;b.;What is the mean income of families that;are victims of burglary?;c.;Why might an offender change from doing;burglaries to committing home invasions?;d.;What city in the country has the;greatest number of victims of robbery?;\;12.;FBI statistics and annual reports from the;Federal Bureau of Prisons are examples of;a.;nonpublic agency records;b.;new data collected by agency staff;c.;published statistics;d.;content analysis;\;13.;A;researcher is interested in studying the budgeting of money within a police;department in a mid-sized American city. She gains access to the department?s;detailed records of expenditures and human resources. This is an example of;which type of agency records, as described in the text?;a.;published statistics;b.;nonpublic agency records;c.;new data collected by agency staff;d.;content analysis;\;14.;Which of the following is not a source of;reliability and validity problems with agency records?;a.;changes in definitions of crime over;time;b.;agency data are not designed for;research;c.;agency data are designed to track;patterns, not people;d.;data entry errors;\;15.;Which of the following is important to;remember when using agency records?;a.;to ask permission before you study any;agency data;b.;to examine the data through some form of;content analysis;c.;the financial considerations of;obtaining complete agency records are typically substantial;d.;the discretionary actions by criminal;justice officials and others can affect the production of agency records;\;16.;Dr. Quinn is interested in studying the amount;of overtime worked by police officers. He gains access to agency personnel;files. This is an illustration of which type of data?;a.;new data collected by agency staff;b.;nonpublic agency records;c.;secondary data;d.;published statistics;\;17.;Being able to benefit from the work of;topflight professionals and esteemed academics is an advantage of using;a.;secondary data;b.;published statistics;c.;nonpublic agency data;d.;new data collected by agency staff;\;18.;You are analyzing data that has been collected;in annual waves for the past twenty years. Which of the following might be;problematic in this type of analysis?;a.;many similar questions were asked during;each of these waves, and the wording is consistent;b.;for the entire twenty years, the data;was collected by personal interviews;c.;the definitions of some key items have;changed over time within the culture;d.;using variables that are operationalized;consistently over time;\;19.;When dealing with the conceptual problems that;emerge from complex relationships between different units of count, Maxfield;and Babbie suggest;a.;defining individual people as units of;analysis;b.;following the paper trail;c.;using systematic sampling;d.;expecting the expected;\


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