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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research Data Analysis for Windows 95/98 Using SPSS Versions 7.5, 8.0 or Higher

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ISBN-10: 0761986251

ISBN-13: 9780761986256

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: George W. Dowdall, Kim Logio, Earl Babbie, Fred Halley

List price: $59.95
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The only book which teaches students how to analyze issues in criminal justice using current General Social Survey (GSS) data, as well as the most authoritative national study of drug and alcohol use on college campuses, the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Teaches students how to use SPSS for Windows and how to conduct and analyze their own surveys. Shrinkwrapped with a disk which includes a GSS file; a College Alcohol Study data set; and criminal justice and juvenile justice data sets. Provides step-by-step instructions illustrated with over 180 Windows screens so students always know what they should be seeing on their computers. A WWW site, created and maintained for this text, has up-to-the-minute links to criminal justice data and information all over the world: http://www.sju.edu/~gdowdall/dowdall.html.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Kim A. Logio is Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University, where she recently received a teaching award. She often teaches research methods and guides students through the completion of their undergraduate thesis projects. A member of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society, Dr. Logio has been interviewed for local television and National Public Radio for her work on body image and race, class, and gender differences in nutrition and weight control behavior. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware and lives in Delaware County, Pa., with her husband and three children.

Preparing for Criminal Justice Research
Using a Computer in Criminal Justice Research
Theory, Research, and Practice in Criminal Justice
The Logic of Measurement
Criminal Justice Data Sets
Using SSPS
Univariate Analysis
Describing a Variable
Working with Variables
Examining Individual Variables
Creating Composite Measures
Exploring Crime and Deviance
Suggestions for Further Univariate Analyses
Bivariate Analysis
Investigating the Correlates of Drug and Alcohol Use
Political Orientation, Guns, and Capital Punishment
Independent Versus Dependent Variables
Should Abortion Be a Crime? What's Associated with Different Attitudes Toward Abortion?
Measures of Association
The Existence, Strength, and Direction of an Association
Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analysis
Multivariate Analysis
Examining Several Independent Variables
Exploring What Shapes Attitudes About Guns and Capital Punishment
Making Powerful Predictions About Attitudes
Logistic Regression
Understanding College Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse