Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology

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Designed for the introductory-level statistics course in criminology, criminal justice, sociology and related social sciences, this text is adapted from Walker's Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Third Edition. Understanding Statistics provides a solid overview of the subject by taking the basic elements from the chapters covering univariate, bivariate, and inferential statistics while retaining the foundational discussions and interpretations. The material is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format and focuses on calculating the basic formulas in statistics yet preserves enough advanced material to prepare students for further study.

Understanding Statistics boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students!

Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the student companion website featuring a a rich variety of study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449649234/)

The latest version of SPSS 18.0 is available as a bundle.

Instructor Resources:
-Microsoft PowerPoint lecture slides
-Instructor manual with answers to the exercises and pre-tests
-Microsoft Excel and SPSS data sets
-Test Bank

Student Resources:
-Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets
-Companion website featuring:
*interactive flashcards
*interactive glossary
*mutliple choice questions
*fill-in-the-blank questions
*practice quiz (with answers)
*pre-tests (with answers)
*tests (with answers)
*student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material
*suggested further reading

Book News
This textbook for an introductory course presents a simplified approach, covering basics of statistics and offering an overview of the use of statistics in the field. It explains how to decide when to use particular statistical analyses, how to input and analyze data though popular software programs, and how to interpret statistical output. Coverage progresses from theoretical foundations through various measures, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, multivariate statistics, and ANOVA. The book's two-color layout contains tables and graphics, chapter objectives, and key terms. Appendices provide statistical tables and glossaries of and equations. The student website supplies data sets and other study tools. Online resources for instructors include answers to exercises and quizzes, lecture slides, and a test bank. Walker teaches criminal justice at the University of Little Rock. Maddan teaches criminal justice at the University of Tampa. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2013
ISBN: 9781449634032
Characteristics: ix, 233 p. : ill. (some col.), charts ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Maddan, Sean
Walker, Jeffery T.


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