Students will submit a written report of their data collection findings and discuss the analysis of data. This should include a synopsis of the results, analysis methods used and a discussion of these findings. This assignment requires that you summarize how you will collect the data you will use for your research project which is Gender In White Collar Crime. There are several types of data available.
Science is an empirical enterprise. That means that it is data based. There are two ways that we collect data:
Sometimes surveys are referred to as sample surveys because we select a sample of individuals from the population and ask them questions. Then we use their answers to these questions as our data. Surveys can take various forms:
Error is inevitable whenever we study something. Since we can’t eliminate all error our goal is to minimize error. Error can enter into a survey in various ways.
Our survey design should clearly describe how we plan to collect our data. We should consider the different ways that error might enter into the data and how we will try to minimize that error.