Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice and Criminology : A User's Guide / Edition 1by Gennaro F. Vito, Michael B. Blankenship
Pub. Date: 10/28/2001
Written for users with little or no background in statistics, this introduction focuses on statistical tools typically used in the social sciences. The book 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. This volume introduces basic statistical concepts such as the purpose of statistical analysis, basic elements of research, summarizing data and presenting the results, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal curve and probability, the T Test, analysis of variance(one way), correlation, regression analysis, and contingency table analysis. For individuals interested in an introduction to statistics for the social sciences.
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Table of Contents1. The Purpose of Statistical Analysis.
2. Basic Elements of Research.
3. Summarizing Data and Presenting the Results.
4. Measures of Central Tendency.
5. Measures of Dispersion.
6. The Normal Curve and Probability.
7. Difference Between Means: The t Test.
8. Analysis of Variance (One Way).
10. Regression Analysis.
11. Contingency Table Analysis.
12. The Use of Statistical Analysis in Policy Analysis.
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