Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2012-01-04
Publisher(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Summary

Designed for the introductory-level statistics course in criminology, criminal justice, sociology and related social sciences, this text is adapted from Walker's Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition. Understanding Statistics provides a solid overview of the subject by taking the basic elements from the chapters covering univariate, bivariate, and inferential statistics and retaining the foundational discussions and interpretations. The material is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format and focuses on calculating the basic formulas in statistics yet preserves enough advanced material to prepare students for further study.Understanding Statistics boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students!The latest version of SPSS 18.0 is available as a bundle.Instructor Resources:-Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides-Instructor manual with answers to the exercises and pre-tests-Microsoft Excel and SPSS data sets-Test BankStudent Resources:-Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets-Companion website featuring:*interactive flashcards*interactive glossary*mutliple choice questions*fill-in-the-blank questions*practice quiz (with answers)*pre-tests (with answers)*tests (with answers)*student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material*weblinks*suggested further reading

Table of Contents

Chapter1 The Foundations of Statistics: Theory, Methods, and Measurement
Chapter2 Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter3 Measures of Dispersion and Form
Chapter4 Bivariate Tables and Analysis
Chapter5 Measures of Existence and Statistical Significance
Chapter6 Measures of the Strength of a Relationship
Chapter7 Measures of the Direction and Nature of a Relationship
Chapter8 Introduction to Inferential Statistics
Chapter9 Hypothesis Testing
Chapter10 Hypothesis Tests
Chapter11 Multivariate Statistics, Anova, and OLS Regression
Chapter12 Putting it all Together

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