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Statistics in Criminal Justice, MacIntosh Version (Non-Infotrac Version)

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Statistics in Criminal Justice, MacIntosh Version (Non-Infotrac Version)

This text is written specifically for the criminal justice student and for student comprehension. Filled with examples and exercises pertinent for criminal justice students, the text assumes no previous exposure to statistics. It takes a research-oriented approach by focusing on teaching the student how to interpret, critique, research, and conduct basic statistical analyses. Statistics is the students' tool to answering questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534518417
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/01/1997
Series: Criminal Justice Ser.
Pages: 391
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Statistics as a Research Tool
2.Measurement: The Basic Building Block of Research
3.Describing the Typical Case: Measures of Central Tendency
4.How Typical Is the Typical Case: Measuring Dispersion
5.Representing an Array of Data: Frequency Distributions
6.The Logic of Statistical Inference: Making Statements About Populations on the Basis of Sample Statistics
7.Making Sense of Significance: Going from Statistical Probabilities to a Sampling Distribution
8.Steps in a Statistical Test: Using the Binomial Distribution to Make Decisions About Hypotheses
9.Chi Square: A Commonly Used Test for Normal Level Data
10.Parametric Tests for Interval Level Variables: Single Sample Tests
11.Parametric Tests for Interval Level Variables: The Two-Sample Case
12.Comparing Means Among Multiple Samples: Analysis of Variance
13.Statistical Power: Avoiding Studies That Are Designed for Failure
14.Correlation: Measuring How Well Variables Are Related
15.Bivariate Regression: Moving from Correlation to Causality
16.Multivariate Regression: Controlling and Comparing Multiple Causes.

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