Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology : A Users Guide

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For undergraduate-level courses in Statistics. Written for students with little or no background in statistics and as a refresher course for graduate students and practitioners, this introduction focuses on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences. The text emphasizes experiential learning with criminal justice examples, along with step-by-step guidance in using SPSS Studentware to calculate statistics as researchers actually do in the field. It attempts to overcome student's anxieties and reluctance by demonstrating the actual use of statistics in criminal justice policy analysis. Additionally, this textbook features it's own author prepared COMPANION WEBSITE. Please visit http://www.prenhall.com/vito to preview the Data Sets for Statistical Analysis, PowerPoint Presentations, additional SPSS Help, and Statistical Links.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 175.3 x 236.2 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130208221
  • 9780130208224

Table of contents

1. The Purpose of Statistical Analysis. 2. Basic Elements of Criminal Justice Research. 3. Summarizing Data and Presenting the Results. 4. Measures of Central Tendency. 5. Measures of Dispersion. 6. Probability and The Normal Curve. 7. Difference Between Means: The t Test. 8. Analysis of Variance (One Way). 9. Correlation. 10. Regression. 11. Contingency Table Analysis. 12. The Use of Statistical Analysis in Policy Analysis. Appendix. Index.show more

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