In Unit 1, you explored the value of research in public safety, with an emphasis on how failure to adhere to the scientific method can introduce results that undermine public safety. In this discussion, you will continue examining research by finding examples of qualitative and quantitative research used in public safety. You will need to find 1 example of qualitative research and 1 example of quantitative research, each of which led to changes in practice.
The specific steps are as follows:
- Engage in independent research finding 1 example of qualitative research and 1 example of quantitative research used in public safety agencies.
- Write a 3-paragraph post introducing this research to your classmates.
- Engage in a discussion with your classmates on how this research specifically led to changes in practice, and consider how their selected research could be altered or where it could be replicated in other areas.