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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research Data Analysis for Windows Using SPSS Versions 11.0

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ISBN-10: 0761988084

ISBN-13: 9780761988083

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: George W. Dowdall, Kim A. Logio, Earl R. Babbie, Frederick S. Halley

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'Adventures in Criminal Justice Research' teaches students how to analyse issues and use the computer program SPSS for Windows for criminal justice research. The book explains with step by step instructions and over 150 screen shots.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
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.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

Preface for Instructors
Preparing For Criminal Justice Research
Criminal Justice Research
Criminal Justice Data Sets
Using SPSS
Univariate Analysis
Describing a Variable
Working with Variables
Creating Composite Measures
Bivariate Analysis
Investigating the Correlates of Drug and Alcohol Use, Political Orientation, Guns, and Capital Punishment: Independent Versus Dependent Variables
Measures of Association
The Existence, Strength, and Direction of an Association
Multivariate Analysis
Examining Several Independent Variables
Exploring What Shapes Attitudes About Guns and Capital Punishment
Logistic Regression: Understanding College Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse