CFS: Mixed methods in Psychology and Law and in Criminological Research

Mixed methods in Psychology and Law and in Criminological Research (A special issue of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, Editor: Eugenio De Gregorio and Professor Colin Holmes)

Deadline for Papers: April 1, 2010

Contributions are invited to a special issue of the International Journal of Multiple Research: Approaches (IJMRA) dedicated to Mixed methods in Psychology and Law and in Criminological Research. The issue will include papers on epistemology in psychological legal and criminological domains, theoretical and empirical research experiences and commentaries on mixed approach in legal, criminological and psychological literature; examples of studies which have run qualitative and quantitative, as well multiple approaches are welcome; and challenges and emerging issues in combining innovative approaches and evaluation programs are invited too.

Work may be submitted – in the format of a case study, literature review, research note or research article – for the following parts:

Section 1: Epistemological background for research in Psychology and law and in Criminology

  • Historical and philosophical perspectives
  • Mainly quantitative content analysis and related approaches
  • Mainly qualitative content analysis and related approaches

Section 2: Theoretical issues and planning stages for multiple approach. Examples of studies using multiple approaches which have attempted diverse –

  •  Sampling strategies
  •  Data formats
  •  Sequencing of data sets
  •  Integration of data sets
  •  From qualitative to quantitative designs
  •  From quantitative to qualitative designs
  •  ”Born to be mixed”

Section 3: Challenges and emerging issues

  •  Ethical issues (Role of participants, researcher and team based approaches, clients and users)
  •  Analytical issues
  •  Reporting information

Section 4: Mixed methods and evaluation for intervention, prevention and crime reduction research

  •  Restorative justice and victimology
  •  Community-based programmes

Commentaries: Review of initiatives, policing, social work, psychological and social literature

Each section will include an invited Editorial of about 1000 words and 3-4 articles of 6000-8000 words.

Manuscripts should be submitted to MRAeditorial@e-contentmanagement.com  according to the journal’s Author Guidelines to be found at http://mra.e-contentmanagement.com/author-guidelines/

Please indicate in the covering email that it is for the special issue on Mixed methods in Psychology and Law and in Criminological Research and the preferred section.

Any queries regarding the special issue may be addressed to Guest Editor Eugenio De Gregorio at eugenio.degregorio@uniroma1.it  or Professor Colin Holmes colin.holmes1@jcu.edu.au

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