In addition to hundreds of new references features new to this edition include: a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods including a review of existing computer applications for collecting and analyzing data; the latest information about the use of computers and online research techniques, including the use of the Internet to locate actual research instruments and journal articles; updated coverage on new scales, internal and external validity, and new analytic techniques with extensive references on each; abstracts, citations and subject groupings by measurement tool of the last five years of the American Sociological Review, Social Psychology Quarterly, and the American Journal of Sociology; extensive coverage of how to prepare manuscripts for publication, including a list of all journals covered by Sociological Abstracts along with the editorial office address and URL for each entry; new coverage of ethical issues; expansion of social indicators to include international coverage; discussion of the importance of policy research with presentation and discussion of specific models as an adjunct to both applied and basic research techniques; and the addition of an index to facilitate the reader's ability to quickly locate a topic.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is a research branch of the Department of Justice. NIJ's mission is to develop knowledge about crime, its causes, and its control. Priority is given to policy-relevant research that can yield approaches and information that state and local agencies can use in preventing and reducing crime.

NIJreorganizeditsextramuralprograminFY1986inanefforttoprovideamore sustained, coor-dinated support base. The new Sponsored Research Program solicits proposals in several broad areas, with specific priorities established in each area. In addition, support is available through visiting fellowships, graduate research fellowships, ...

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