Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows Using SPSS Versions 11.0, 11.5, or Higher / Edition 3
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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows Using SPSS Versions 11.0, 11.5, or Higher / Edition 3

by George W. Dowdall, Kim A. Logio, Earl Robert Babbie, Fred Halley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761988084

ISBN-13: 9780761988083

Pub. Date: 07/22/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows ® Using SPSS ™ Versions 11.0/11.5, or Higher, Third Edition is the only book that guides students through a series of investigative adventures in criminal justice research using current General Social Survey data and the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Authors

Overview

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows ® Using SPSS ™ Versions 11.0/11.5, or Higher, Third Edition is the only book that guides students through a series of investigative adventures in criminal justice research using current General Social Survey data and the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Authors George W. Dowdall, Kim Logio, Earl Babbie, and Fred Halley offer students practical experience using version 11.0 of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), the most popular professional program available for criminal justice data analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761988083
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors
PART I PREPARING FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH
Chapter 1 Criminal Justice Research
Chapter 2 Criminal Justice Data Sets
Chapter 3 Using SPSS
PART II UNIVARIATE ANALYSIS
Chapter 4 Describing a Variable
Chapter 5 Working with Variables
Chapter 6 Creating Composite Measures
PART III BIVARIATE ANALYSIS
Chapter 7 Investigating the Correlates of Drug and Alcohol Use, Political Orientation, Guns, and Capital Punishment: Independent Versus Dependent Variables
Chapter 8 Measures of Association
Chapter 9 The Existence, Strength, and Direction of an Association
PART IV MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS
Chapter 10 Examining Several Independent Variables
Chapter 11 Exploring What Shapes Attitudes About Guns and Capital Punishment
Chapter 12 Logistic Regression: Understanding College Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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