Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows® Using SPSSTM Versions 11.0, 11.5, Or Higher

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SAGE Publications, Jul 22, 2003 - Law - 297 pages
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Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis for Windows ® Using SPSS ™ Versions 11.0/11.5, or Higher, Third Edition is the only book that guides students through a series of investigative adventures in criminal justice research using current General Social Survey data and the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Authors George W. Dowdall, Kim Logio, Earl Babbie, and Fred Halley offer students practical experience using version 11.0 of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), the most popular professional program available for criminal justice data analysis.

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George Dowdall teaches undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice and Sociology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He is chair-elect of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Communication and Information Technologies. He has taught methods, statistics, and data analysis courses at St. Joseph's University, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Brown University School of Medicine.

Kim A. Logio is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She teaches research methods for sociology and criminal justice students. She is actively involved in research on victims of juvenile crime and adolescent body image.

Earl Babbie was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1938, but his family chose to return to Vermont 3 months later, and he grew up there and in New Hampshire. In 1956, he set off for Harvard Yard, where he spent the next 4 years learning more than he initially planned. After 3 years with the U.S. Marine Corps, mostly in Asia, he began graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD from Berkeley in 1969. He taught sociology at the University of Hawaii from 1968 through 1979, took time off from teaching and research to write full time for 8 years, and then joined the faculty at Chapman University in Southern California in 1987. Although he is the author of several research articles and monographs, he is best known for the many texts he has written, which have been widely adopted in colleges throughout the United States and the world. He also has been active in the American Sociological Association for 25 years and currently serves on the ASA’s executive committee. He is also past president of the Pacific Sociological Association and California Sociological Association.

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