Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Raymond Paternoster
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506377155
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Social Science

Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice helps students understand the vital role that research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice by showing them how to conduct and interpret statistics in real-world settings with a step-by-step approach to solving problems. This practical, applied approach offers students the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics in a concise and easy-to-understand format—avoiding complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory. The examples and case studies provide relevant examples for criminology and criminal justice students, and deal with contemporary issues related to crime, corrections, police, and the judicial system. Students will not only learn about the “how to” in statistics, but they will also recognize its importance in today’s criminal justice system.

Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

Author: Louise Marston
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781847874832
Release Date: 2010-01-20
Genre: Medical

With the inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples, this is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students. Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text avoids using long and off-putting statistical formulae in favor of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What’s more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field.

Doing Statistics With SPSS

Author: Alistair W Kerr
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761973850
Release Date: 2002-04-02
Genre: Mathematics

`This book is to be commended, particularly, for putting the tool of statistics into the familiar context of a research study. In so doing it emphasizes the neglected pre-analysis stages of a research study. Indeed the performing of a data analysis, this book reminds us, should be the mere icing on an already well cooked cake' - Psychology Learning & Teaching Doing Statistics With SPSS is derived from the authors' many years of experience teaching undergraduates data handling using SPSS. It assumes no prior understanding beyond that of basic mathematical operations and is therefore suitable for anyone undertaking an introductory statistics course as part of a science based undergraduate programme. The text will: enable the reader to make informed choices about what statistical tests to employ; what assumptions are made in using a particular test; demonstrate how to execute the analysis using SPSS; and guide the reader in his/her interpretation of its output. Each chapter ends with an exercise and provides detailed instructions on how to run the analysis using SPSS release 10. Learning is further guided by pointing the reader to particular aspects of the SPSS output and by having the reader engage with specified items of information from the SPSS results. This text is more complete than the alternatives that usually fall into one of two camps. They either provide an explanation of the concepts but no instructions on how to execute the analysis with SPSS, or they are a manual which instructs the reader on how to drive the software but with minimal explanation of what it all means. This book offers the best elements of both in a style that is economical and accessible. Doing Statistics with SPSS will be essential reading for undergraduates in psychology and health-related disciplines, and likely to be of invaluable use to many other students in the social sciences taking a course in statistics.

The Essentials of Statistics A Tool for Social Research

Author: Joseph F. Healey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305445741
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Social Science

Framed in a student-friendly writing style, this text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Interpreting Quantitative Data with SPSS

Author: Rachad Antonius
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761973990
Release Date: 2003-01-22
Genre: Social Science

This is a textbook for introductory courses in quantitative research methods across the social sciences. It offers a detailed explanation of introductory statistical techniques and presents an overview of the contexts in which they should be applied.

Communication Research Statistics

Author: John C. Reinard
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506320489
Release Date: 2006-04-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

While most books on statistics seem to be written as though targeting other statistics professors, John Reinard's Communication Research Statistics is especially impressive because it is clearly intended for the student reader, filled with unusually clear explanations and with illustrations on the use of SPSS. I enjoyed reading this lucid, student-friendly book and expect students will benefit enormously from its content and presentation. Well done!" --John C. Pollock, The College of New Jersey Written in an accessible style using straightforward and direct language, Communication Research Statistics guides students through the statistics actually used in most empirical research undertaken in communication studies. This introductory textbook is the only work in communication that includes details on statistical analysis of data with a full set of data analysis instructions based on SPSS 12 and Excel XP.

Statistics with Confidence

Author: Michael Smithson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761960317
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Psychology

This textbook offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics for all undergraduate psychology students, but particularly those in their second and third years who have already covered an initial introductory course. It covers all of the key areas in quantitative methods including sampling, significance tests, regression, and multivariate techniques and incorporates a range of exercises and problems at the end of each chapter for the student to follow. The free CD-ROM with tutorial modules complements and enhances the exercises in the text, offers scope for distance learning, and makes both the traditional and non-traditional approaches much more accessible. Key points of the book a

Profiling Violent Crimes

Author: Ronald M. Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452276816
Release Date: 2008-12-01
Genre: Social Science

"Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative." —Harry Cramer, Quincy University The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text provides students with the most up-to-date information on the increasingly popular field of psychological profiling. Well-known authors Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes build upon their continued research and involvement in field investigation as a source of relevant and often high-profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of the methods discussed. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables and figures and presenting occasional photos. New to the Fourth Edition Offers a new chapter on Lizzie Borden (Chapter 14), analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis while retaining the chapter on Jack the Ripper, a classic unresolved serial murderer Covers more recent events such as the killings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech Provides a new section on Santeria and the occult to understand the dogma and icons of these teachings and investigates reasons behind crimes committed by some followers Offers guidance to students for online graduate programs, seminars, and degrees in criminal profiling Includes updated tables and crime statistics throughout the text Presents new photos to offer authentic representations of violent crimes and offenders Intended Audience This best-seller has long been a successful supplemental text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice courses, including Criminal Investigation, Criminal Profiling, Violent Crimes, Criminal Behavior, Field Investigation, and Forensic Psychology.

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics

Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916110
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics presents state-of-the-art information and ready-to-use facts from the fields of measurement and statistics in an unintimidating style. The ideas and tools contained in these pages are approachable and can be invaluable for understanding our very technical world and the increasing flow of information. Although there are references that cover statistics and assessment in depth, none provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and accessible a manner as the three volumes of this Encyclopedia. Through approximately 500 contributions, experts provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas.

SPSS for Social Scientists

Author: Ciaran Acton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137266286
Release Date: 2009-04-07
Genre: Social Science

SPSS for Social Scientists 2e provides the novice researcher with a step-by-step guide to SPSS – easily the most widely used data analysis package in the social sciences. Written in a clear and non-technical style, the book gives practical guidance that gradually builds up the reader's knowledge, understanding and confidence. Beginning with an overview of quantitative research and introducing the basics of the SPSS package, the book is then split into 'modules' that explain major procedures in SPSS up to Version 17 and beyond. Each module is packed with step-by-step worked examples that provide supportive and structured advice on inputting data, creating graphical presentations and analysing results. With specific guidance on how to manage the exploration, manipulation and transformation of data, the workbook also takes the reader through key statistical techniques, from t-test and cross-tabulation analysis through multiple response analysis and data reduction to multivariate techniques such as loglinear analysis and logistic regression. This new edition is accompanied by a collection of rich and versatile datasets drawn from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), which offers a huge variety of international social science data from over 30 countries. Download datasets by clicking on the link 'Datasets for all nations' under 'Downloads' below and you're ready to go. Whether you're a student or a researcher looking to upgrade your skills, this accessible text brings statistical analysis with SPSS to life in a practical and meaningful way.

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Author: Paul J. Lavrakas
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506317885
Release Date: 2008-09-12
Genre: Social Science

In conjunction with top survey researchers around the world and with Nielsen Media Research serving as the corporate sponsor, the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods presents state-of-the-art information and methodological examples from the field of survey research. Although there are other "how-to" guides and references texts on survey research, none is as comprehensive as this Encyclopedia, and none presents the material in such a focused and approachable manner. With more than 600 entries, this resource uses a Total Survey Error perspective that considers all aspects of possible survey error from a cost-benefit standpoint.

Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Author: Robert A. Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475748833
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Social Science

Ira Lipman Marvin Wolfgang was the greatest criminologist in the United States of America in the last half of the 20th century, if not the entire century. We first met on March 3, 1977, in Philadelphia. I sought him out after his work with Edwin Newman's NBC Reports: Violence in America. He was a tender, loving, caring individual who loved excellence-whether it be an intellectual challenge, the arts or any other pursuit. It is a great privilege to take part in honoring Marvin Wolfgang, a great American. Our approaches to the subject of crime came from different perspectives one as a researcher and the other as the founder of one of the world's largest security services companies. We both wanted to understand the causes of crime, and our discussions began a more than 21-year friendship, based on mutual respect and shared values. Dr. Wolfgang's scholarship aimed for the goal of promoting a safer, more prosperous society, one in which economic opportunity replaced criminal enterprise. He never saw crime in isolation but as part of a complex web of social relations. Only by understanding the causes and patterns of crime can society find ways to prevent it. Only through scholarship can the criminal justice community influence policy makers. To encourage the innovative scholarship that marked Marvin's career, Guardsmark established the Lipman Criminology Library at the University of Pennsylvania, at his request, and created a national criminology award in his name, the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.

Statistical Methods for Geography

Author: Peter A Rogerson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473911109
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Genre: Social Science

How do beginning students of statistics for geography learn to fully understand the key concepts and apply the principal techniques? This text, now in its Fourth Edition, provides exactly that resource. Accessibly written, and focussed on student learning, it’s a statistics 101 that includes definitions, examples, and exercise throughout. Now fully integrated with online self-assessment exercises and video navigation, it explains everything required to get full credits for any undergraduate statistics module: Descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing and sampling, variance, correlation, regression analysis, spatial patterns, spatial data reduction using factor analysis and cluster analysis. Exercises in the text are complemented with online exercise and prompts that test the understanding of concepts and techniques, additional online exercises review understanding of the entire chapter, relating concepts and techniques. Completely revised and updated for accessibility, including new material (on measures of distance, statistical power, sample size selection, and basic probability) with related exercises and downloadable datasets. It is the only text required for undergraduate modules in statistical analysis, statistical methods, and quantitative geography.

Your Psychology Project

Author: Jennifer Evans
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446240748
Release Date: 2007-09-26
Genre: Psychology

'This guide will serve well as a handbook for undergraduate psychology students working on senior projects or theses. Clear, concise, and well organized, the book instructs the student from the beginning of the project to the final draft and offers advice both specific and general' - Choice Anxious about your final year Psychology Project? Having trouble getting started? Your Psychology Project clearly maps out all the requirements of a project in psychology. The definitive survival manual, it guides students through every aspect of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It helps students think through the whole research process by bridging the relationship between the research question, the design, and the use of statistical and qualitative analyses. By using clear practical examples this book provides an invaluable insight into applying theory to practice and equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilty to carry out and write up their thesis project. Written in a clear and engaging manner Your Psychology Project is essential reading for all students undertaking a psychology research project.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761923632
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.