Statistics for the Average Criminology Student

A Guide to Criminological Data Analysis and Interpretation

by Timothy C. Hart

Tags: Statistics

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536 pp  $105.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-2812-1
eISBN 978-1-5310-2813-8

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Statistics for the Average Criminology Student examines a wide range of statistical topics, starting with an introduction to the scientific process, data reduction, and visualization. It then moves on to cover measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and sampling distributions, point estimates, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

The textbook also covers more advanced topics such as chi-square tests for independence, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation and regression, multivariate linear regression, and non-parametric alternatives to parametric tests. Throughout the textbook, emphasis is placed on the relevance of statistics to criminology research. Examples and real-world data are used to illustrate statistical concepts and techniques, including the interpretation of analytic findings. This allows the average student to see how statistics can be used to analyze criminology data, understand the effectiveness of interventions, and evaluate policy outcomes.

The textbook also includes practical exercises and problems that allow students to apply the concepts they have learned. These exercises are designed to develop students' skills in data analysis, interpretation, and communication. They provide opportunities for students to practice using SPSS, one of the most used statistical software packages in criminology research.

The teacher's manual for this book is in PDF format. In the manual, you'll find:

-Answer Key to Questions in the Textbook

-Sample Syllabus

-Excerpt from the Test Bank for Chapter 1, to give an idea of the kinds of questions in the test bank. (THE FULL TEST BANK FOR CHAPTER 1 IS AVAILABLE IN A QTI FILE)

Also, the author created an IMS Common Cartridge for professors seriously considering the book for adoption, but not wanting to prep a new course. It contains an entire 16-week course built around the book. The course cartridge can be imported into most LMSs, including Canvas and Blackboard. The structure of this course shell is built around individual modules released to students weekly. These modules allow students to learn the material through a mastery approach, meaning they can take assessments linked to the book's Reading Checks and Application Exercise as many times as they need to until they earn a passing grade. This will limit an instructor's need to administer assessments on specific days/times and grade them. Students work at their own pace within each weekly module. Two data analysis exams (and their grading rubrics), a midterm exam, and final exam are also integrated into the course shell. Test bank questions for each chapter and a sample course syllabus are also provided.

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There is also a set of 173 PowerPoint slides available upon adoption. To view a sample presentation, click here. If you are a professor using this book for a course, please contact to request your slides.

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