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NCJ Number: 90163 Find in a Library
Title: Appropriate Roles for Statistical Decision Theory and Hypothesis Testing in Model Selection
Journal: Regional Science and Urban Economics  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:(February 1981)  Pages:135-147
Author(s): A J Buck; S Hakim
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 13
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: The paper empirically examines a procedure which uses both statistical decision theory and hypothesis testing and allows a determination of the best model for estimating behavioral relationships for a full sample and for subgroups of property crime occurrences in 94 New Jersey suburban communities of Philadelphia.
Abstract: Statistical studies in the social sciences often analyze a cross section of communities that are assumed to be homogeneous for certain characteristics. The purpose of the grouping in this New Jersey sample is to further understand the possible interjurisdictional mobility of urban criminals to commit crimes in the suburbs. Tables, formulas, and 15 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Modeling techniques; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Suburban area studies; Urban area studies
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