The latest edition of this user-friendly statistics and data analysis text is enriched by updated material and the successful teaching and research experiences of the lead author and new coauthor, Kristie Blevins. Their goal is to help students understand the logic of statistical reasoning and expose them to a variety of research situations in the context of criminal justice. The authors present basic statistical principles and practices on which students build knowledge and data analysis skills. Both mathematical procedures and guidelines for using SPSS to manipulate information are included. Straightforward explanations and meaningful examples strengthen the concepts for those seeking a solid foundation for conducting scientific research and learning how to interpret and write up results. Multiple-choice questions and SPSS project assignments reinforce how statistical knowledge can be applied to the field of criminal justice. Introductory Criminal Justice Statistics and Data Analysis is an essential tool for criminal justice departments and programs wishing to build strong quantitative components in their curricula.The z-score tells us how many standard deviations a raw score is from the mean. ... raw scores are equivalent and why a college admissions board would be able to determine the SAT cut score that would be equivalent to the ACT cut score.

Title | : | Introductory Criminal Justice Statistics and Data Analysis |

Author | : | Irina R. Soderstrom, Kristie R. Blevins |

Publisher | : | Waveland Press - 2015-09-13 |

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