Web Exercises

  1. Go to the UK Data Service at https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/open-data/qualitative-data. Review the qualitative data sets available and then select one that is of interest to you. Summarize the sample and methods and provide a preliminary analysis of the data.
  2. Go to the Annual Review of Sociology’s website by following the publication link at http://soc.annualreviews.org. Search for articles that use field research as the primary method of gathering data on gangs or delinquency. Find at least three articles and report on the specific method of field research used in each.
  3. Search the web for information on focus groups (previous, upcoming, or ongoing) involving victims, offenders, fear of crime, crime prevention, or another criminological topic. List the websites you found, and write a paragraph about the purpose of each focus group and the sample involved. How might these focus groups be used to influence public policy?
  4. The Qualitative Report is an online journal about qualitative research. Inspect the table of contents for a recent issue at www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/index.html. Read one of the articles and write a brief article review.