- Subject index
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 IV: Multivariate Analysis
- Chapter 10: Examining Several Independent Variables
- Chapter 11: Exploring What Shapes Attitudes about Guns and Capital Punishment
- Chapter 12: Logistic Regression: Understanding College Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Now that you've mastered the logic and techniques of bivariate analysis, we are going to take you one step further to the examination of three or more variables at a time, known as multivariate analysis. In Chapter 10, we'll explore how to examine several independent variables. Chapter 11 will pick up some loose threads of our bivariate analysis and pursue them further with our new analytic capability, helping us understand attitudes about guns and capital punishment. Finally, Chapter 12 presents logistic regression, an approach with much promise for criminal justice research, as we examine college student drug ...