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Research Question: Does increase in immigration lead to an increase in crime?
IV = Immigration rate
DV = Crime rate
Problem trying to solve: An increase in immigration may lead to an increase in different types of criminal activity

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In addition, summarize the qualitative data collection instruments (sample survey, observation guidelines, and interview questions) explain why you believe these instruments can be advantageous and add value to the study.
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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of crime and immigration as a research subject. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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Research Question - "Does increase in immigration lead to an increase in crime?"
• Independent Variable = Immigration rate
• Dependent Variable = Crime rate

This particular question aims to discover and explore the relationship between immigration and crime, in particular if increase in immigration (an influx of foreigners or people from other cultures) increases crime and criminality or relates or affects and increase in some way.

This subject of study is of great interest in both academically and socially so that much research has been undertaken from micro, macro and mezzo perspectives. As an example, the following researches as well as articles have been undertaken/Published:

1. Camarota, S. & Vaughan, J. (2009). Immigration and Crime: Assessing a Conflicted Issue. Center for Immigration Studies. URL: http://cis.org/ImmigrantCrime

2. J.D. (2013). How does ...

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