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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.

Measures of Association
Measures of association

In the preceding analyses, we've depended on percentage tables as our format for examining the relationships between variables. In this chapter, we are going to explore some other formats for that examination. By and large, these techniques summarize relationships, in contrast to the way percentage tables lay out the details before you.


To introduce the logic of statistical association, we would like you to take a minute for a thought experiment. Imagine there is a group of 100 people in a lecture hall, and you are standing in the hallway outside the room. The people will come out of the room one at a time, and your task will be to guess the gender of each before he or she comes ...

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