For criminology and criminal justice undergraduate statistics courses.
This book is concept-based and focuses on the building blocks of statistical ideas. Covering the essential techniques–univariate tools, Chi-square, t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson’s r–in a simple conversational style, the text explains the concepts behind each technique and how results are interpreted. Its emphasis is on understanding over mathematical calculations, and its goal is to give students a grasp of the role of variance and error. A chapter on graphical statistics complements the normal quantitative approaches and each technique is set in the context of how it is used to answer research questions.
Table of Contents
Section 1. Foundations of Statistics
I. Introduction to Statistics
II. Levels of Measurement
Section 2. Describing Single Variables
III. Describing Variables: Graphical Statistics
IV. Describing Variables: Measures of Central Tendency
V. Describing Variables: Measures of Dispersion
VI. Describing Variables: Curves and Distributions
VII. Describing Variables: Frequency Distributions
Section 3. Testing for Bivariate Relationships
VIII. Elementary Relationships: Crosstabulation Tables
IX. Hypotheses and Sampling Distributions
X. Statistical Significance
XI. Testing for Significance: The Chi-Square Test
XII. Testing for Significance in Two Groups: The T-Test
XIII. Testing for Significance in Multiple Groups: The Analysis of Variance
Section 4. Determining the Strength of Relationships
XIV. The Concept of Association
XV. Testing for Association: Phi
XVI. Testing for Association: Pearson’s R and Regression
XVII. Doing Real Research: Elementary Multivariate Relationships
A. Box Plots
B. Determining normality: Skewness and Kurtosis
C. Ordinal Level Tests of Significance: The Mann-Whitney U-Test and the Kruskal-Wallis Analysis of Variance
D. Choosing a Multiple Comparison Test
E. Nominal Level Tests of Association: Lambda and the Uncertainty Coefficient
F. Ordinal Level Tests of Association: Gamma and Somer’s D
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