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NCJ Number: 157155 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice Research and Statistics
Author(s): L S Miller; J T Whitehead; M Robbers
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 727
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-567-5; ISBN 0-87084-612-4
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text on criminal justice statistics and research methods has sections on scientific methods, research techniques, data analysis, and decisionmaking.
Abstract: Beginning chapters cover the logic of hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, summary measures, and the normal distribution and standard deviations. Chapters dealing with research methods focus on sampling, experiments and quasiexperiments, survey research, data collection issues, participant observation, life histories, longitudinal research, and secondary data analysis. Chapters on data analysis pertain to x-tests, t-tests and nonparametric alternatives, analysis of variance, correlation and regression analysis, and contingency table analysis. Final chapters discuss the role of statistics and research in decisionmaking, with emphasis on statistical tests and statistical inference and reporting. Appendixes contain a table of random numbers, supplemental statistical tables, glossaries of terms and formulas, and answers to chapter exercises. A workbook accompanies the main text to help students understand relevant concepts and issues. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal justice research; Criminal justice statistics; Data analysis; Data collections; Research methods; Research uses in policymaking; Scientific techniques
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