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Statistics for criminology and criminal justice.


Statistics for criminology and criminal justice.

Gau, Jacinta M.

Sage Publications


326 pages




Gau (criminal justice, U. of Central Florida) presents an introductory textbook on statistics for undergraduate students of criminology and criminal justice. Seeking to balance depth, breadth, and accessibility, she limits jargon and presents only the information necessary to comprehend the material being presented, while still covering theoretical fundamentals such as probability and sampling distributions--and instructors can even skip those parts if they want to. Within sections on descriptive statistics, probability and distributions, and hypothesis testing, she explains such matters as types of variables and levels of measurement, measures of dispersion, point estimates and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing with two population means or proportions, and elements of regression analysis.

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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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