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    Suppose you are the lead researcher on a research team. Select a topic that you would like to study from the following list of research topics for a research project:

    Teenage pregnancy (incidences, policies, or programs)
    Juvenile crime
    Quality of drinking water in your municipality
    The effectiveness of a job-training project
    The effectiveness of educational programs offered to prisoners
    Welfare reform
    Municipal finance
    Lobbying by nonprofit organizations

    Assume that you plan to conduct interviews as part of your research project. Develop an interview protocol script using the following template by writing your open-ended interview questions for your research study.

    Attached is a template to follow.

    Please allow between 1 and 2 pages.

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    Research Study on Juvenile Crime

    I. Information about the interview

    Interviewee: Mr. Spencer, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Specialist

    Interviewer: Marcel Parker, Public Policy Researcher and Data Analyst

    Date: August 17, 2011

    Time: 9:30 AM

    Place: County Juvenile Detention Center

    II. Consent and Introduction

    Hello Mr. Spencer, my name is Marcel Parker, public policy researcher and data analysis for the eastern district of this state, and the purpose of this study is to ascertain what relevant public policy initiatives can be implemented in order to help to combat the rising ...