9780132987301

Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132987301

  • ISBN10:

    0132987309

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

An accessible introduction to statistics in the criminal justice field.

 

Elementary Statistics in Criminal Justice Research, Fourth Edition, provides an introduction to statistics for students in criminal justice and criminology. Created specifically for students who many not have strong backgrounds in mathematics, the text focuses primarily on the statistical theories and methods that criminal justice students need to understand. This text was adapted from the best-selling Elementary Statistics in Social Research, and provides broad and accessible coverage that will appeal to students and instructors alike.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why the Criminal Justice Researcher Uses Statistics

 

Part I—DESCRIPTION

Chapter 2: Organizing the Data

Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency

Chapter 4: Measures of Variability

 

Part II—FROM DESCRIPTION TO DECISION MAKING

Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve

Chapter 6: Samples and Populations

 

Part III—DECISION MAKING

Chapter 7: Testing Differences between Means

Chapter 8: Analysis of Variance

Chapter 9: Nonparametric Tests of Significance

 

Part IV—FROM DECISION MAKING TO ASSOCIATION

Chapter 10: Correlation

Chapter 11: Regression Analysis

Chapter 12: Nonparametric Measures of Correlation

 

Part V—Applying Statistics

Chapter 13: Applying Statistical Procedures to Research Problems

 

Appendix A: Using SPSS

Appendix B: A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics

Appendix C: Tables

Appendix D: List of Formulas

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