Signature dish: Triangulation from data signatures to examine the role of security in falling crime

Farrell, G, Tseloni, A ORCID: 0000-0002-6443-7012 and Tilley, N, 2016. Signature dish: Triangulation from data signatures to examine the role of security in falling crime. Methodological Innovations, 9, pp. 1-11. ISSN 2059-7991

[img]
Preview
Text
PubSub5316_Tseloni.pdf - Published version

Download (904kB) | Preview

Abstract

This article describes realist evaluation research combining data signatures and theories of causal mechanism as a means of shedding light on why crime has declined in recent years. A data signature is an empirical indicator of how or why something has occurred. The use of multiple signatures – a ‘dish’ – from different angles and contexts can, if they point in the same direction, result in a form of triangulation that reduces the chance of interpretive error. The signatures identified strongly suggest that more and better security played a key role in the global 'crime drop', and in so doing, they rebut rival hypotheses.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Methodological Innovations
Creators: Farrell, G., Tseloni, A. and Tilley, N.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2 March 2016
Volume: 9
ISSN: 2059-7991
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/2059799115622754DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 May 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27750

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View

Views

Views per month over past year

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year