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Criminology Skills

Criminology Skills (3rd edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 28 January 2022

p. 30214. Quantitative analysislocked

p. 30214. Quantitative analysislocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski

Abstract

Quantitative analysis is a significant feature of criminological research. This chapter discusses quantitative methods of analysis in which statistical tests are used to describe data and to draw inferences from the data. It covers the nature of quantitative data; types of variable; univariate analysis; bivariate analysis; statistical significance; and multivariate analysis. It also includes examples of using SPSS to generate statistics and perform tests on data.

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