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.
Chapter 10: Examining Several Independent Variables
Examining Several Independent Variables
Multivariate analysis is the simultaneous analysis of three or more variables. It is the next step beyond bivariate (two-variable) analysis. In the next few chapters, we will see that using more than one independent variable in predicting some dependent variable can yield a variety of outcomes. We will start with the simplest of outcomes, moving from using just one predictor variable at a time to using several at the same time.
Age, Sex, and Religiosity
It is often the case with social phenomena that people's attitudes and behaviors are affected by more than one factor. It is the task of the social scientist, then, to discover all the factors that influence the dependent variable in question and discover how those ...