This practical textbook is a valuable supplement for courses in Research Methods and/or Statistics in departments of criminal justice or criminology. The only book of its kind, this text guides students through the process of conducting criminological data analysis.
Part III: Bivariate Analysis
- Chapter 7: Investigating the Correlates of Binge Drinking and Attitudes Toward Gun Control and Capital Punishment: Independent versus Dependent Variables
- Chapter 8: Measures of Association
- Chapter 9: The Existence, Strength, and Direction of an Association
This set of chapters adds a new dimension to your analyses of crime and the criminal justice system. By moving from the analysis of one variable, univariate analysis, to the analysis of two variables at a time, bivariate analysis, we open the possibility of exploring why variables take on the values they do. Chapter 7 poses the question, “Why do some college students use (or abuse) drugs and alcohol, whereas others do not?” This is the sort of question that leads investigators toward matters of cause and effect. Also in ...