How to do Research

Research methods

There are many different ways to go about researching. Remember research is done for a purpose – to find something out or seek better understanding. It depends on what you’re trying to do when it comes to find the best way to do it. Think of it like a toolbox…

What is research?

So, what do we mean by ‘research’? Well, on a very fundamental level it’s about searching out something that we don’t yet know. It’s about asking questions to find answers, understanding and meaning. From a policing perspective it’s very similar to the National Decision Making Model as it’s about ‘what we…

Welcome to EMPAC’s Introduction to Research

EMPAC is keen to encourage ‘research mindedness’ amongst policing practitioners and to instill confidence for you to get involved. EMPAC Fellowships are one way in which practitioners are accessing formal, accredited programmes but to help those out there who are wanting an introductory ‘way in’ as a first step we wanted…