Adapted from the popular text by Neuman, Research Methods, this up-to-date, comprehensive text offers a thorough discussion of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The authors discuss the underlying logic of each approach as well as how to collect and analyze data for each. The text shows students the larger context in which criminal justice science is utilized, helping them see the importance of making alternative philosophical assumptions when conducting research. The interdependence between theory and method and comparative examples are emphasized throughout. The text gives students the solid foundation necessary to continue their study of methodology or to utilize it in applied settings.