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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows 95/98 / With Disk

Adventures in Criminal Justice Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows 95/98 / With Disk - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0761986256

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ISBN13: 978-0761986256
ISBN10: 0761986251
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Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Published: 1999
International: No

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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research : Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows 95/98 / With Disk - REV 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761986256

George W. Dowdall, Earl Babbie and Fred Healey

ISBN13: 978-0761986256
ISBN10: 0761986251
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: REV 99
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Dowdall, George : St. Joseph's University

Logio, Kim : St. Joseph's University

Babbie, Earl : Chapman University

Halley, Fred : State University of New York College at Brockport

Table of Contents

PART I. PREPARING FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH

Chapter 1 Using a Computer in Criminal Justice Research
Chapter 2 Theory, Research, and Practice in Criminal Justice
Chapter 3 The Logic of Measurement
Chapter 4 Criminal Justice Data Sets
Chapter 5 Using SPSS

PART II UNIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Chapter 6 Describing a Variable
Chapter 7 Working with Variables
Chapter 8 Examining Individual Variables
Chapter 9 Creating Composite Measures
Chapter 10 Exploring Crime and Deviance: Suggestions for Further Univariate Analyses

PART III BIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Chapter 11 Investigating The Correlates of Drug and Alcohol Use
Chapter 12 Political Orientations, Guns and Capital Punishment: Independent Versus Dependent Variables
Chapter 13 Should Abortion Be a Crime? What's Associated With Different Attitudes Toward Abortion?
Chapter 14 Measures of Association
Chapter 15 The Existence, Strength, and Direction of an Association
Chapter 16 Suggestions for Further Bivariate Analysis

PART IV MULTIVARIATE ANALYSES

Chapter 17 Examining Several Independent Variables
Chapter 18 Exploring What Shapes Attitudes About Guns and Capital Punishment
Chapter 19 Making Powerful Predictions About Attitudes
Chapter 20 Logistic Regression: Understanding College Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Appendix A College Alcohol Study Questionnaire
Appendix B Answers to Exercises

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