Research Evaluation

This is a course about theory. Good theoretical research can contribute to theory by refining, supplementing, and clarifying theoretical concepts such as by examining a theorys application to new participants or environments or adding or subtracting variables and constructs to determine if the theory still holds as written or needs to be modified in some way.
This discussion will require you to find good research into the theories we are discussing. You will search for peer-reviewed research articles that in some way test one of the following theories:

Deterrence Theory
Rational Choice Theory
Routine Activities Theory

First, post the APA citation for your article. Then, respond to the following questions:

The theory being tested
A brief overview of the theory
The hypothesis
The research method
The findings
The conclusions the researchers drew from their findings
Any limitations on the research