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Suppose you are to study police brutality, what methods of research (demographics, historical data, surveys, interviews, or observation) would you utilize?

"If I were to study police brutality, I would utilize quantitative research in order to ascertain the statistical demographic information and historical data pertaining to police brutality. I would utilize qualitative research in reference to providing surveys to individuals that have witnessed or been the victims of police brutality. In addition, I would utilize qualitative research in interviewing individuals concerning their experience with police brutality, as well as engage in observational research in order to gain both qualitative and quantitative data in respect to police brutality."

How many interviews will you conduct?

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The number of interviews that I would conduct during qualitative research would largely be dependent on the size of the sampling pool that I was ...

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