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Resources here include an overview of overt participant observation based around Venkatesh's "Gang Leader for a Day" study and an activity requiring students to complete and analyse a self-report questionnaire.


These resources include an outline of the advantages and disadvantages of survey research plus an examination of the ethical issues involved in some forms of sociological research.


Simon Winlow talks about his research methodology in relation to crime and the night-time economy while Kate Painter outlines the methods used in her Stoke-on-Trent study of street lighting and crime.

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Researching Crime and Deviance