1. read any 5 stories from the book Zakirova, I. (2015). the pain within my soul: short stories about crime and life.
2. identify all the characters in the stories, the crimes that were committed and each character’s role in the crimes.
3. pretend that the characters from the stories are your sample population.

-state the purpose of your study.
-provide a description of your population for purposes of research.
-describe data collection method(how you will approach studying the sample population – i.e. survey, interview, observation, etc) if conducting a survey/interview, provide a sample of questions in the appendix. if conducting observation, provide observer’s notes.
-write a scenario of how you would collect the data and interact with the sample population. make sure to use the terminology from the textbook. (research methods for criminal justice and criminology by maxwell and babbie)