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Author Gaub, Janne E., author

Title Overcoming the challenges of administrative data : a case study involving police body-worn cameras / Janne E. Gaub, Danielle Wallace, Natalie Todak, Michael D. White
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary Analysis of administrative data can be especially challenging for researchers because it is collected for the purposes of the organization rather than for research analysis, and because agencies receive external pressure to collect certain data or to format data in certain ways. Using our experiences from a randomized controlled trial study of police officer body-worn cameras, this case study outlines five challenges encountered when using administrative data. In the course of one study, we confronted overhauls to the agency's data collection and reporting systems, personnel turnover, counterintuitive data sets, narrative data sets with no discernible patterns, and data lacking sufficient information to answer research questions. We detail our experiences and provide guidance for researchers new to analysis of administrative or agency-developed data
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Register-based statistics.
Wearable video devices in police work.
Wearable video devices.
Form Electronic book
Author Todak, Natalie, author
Wallace, Danielle, author
White, Michael D. (Michael Douglas), 1951- author
ISBN 1526437619
9781526437617 (ebook)