Data Analysis Using SPSS 15.0 and 16.0 for Windows
The only book of its kind, this text is an ideal supplement to any research methods in criminal justice textbook. Used primarily in lab settings, this text teaches students how to analyze issues and use SPSS for criminal justice research. The text explains to students, with the aid of step-by-step instructions in over 150 Windows screen shots, how to conduct and analyze their own surveys, comparing data collected with national data. Recent GSS data sets, including 2000 Census data, and the Public Health College Alcohol Survey, are utilized and available on a bundled CD. Originally derived from the very successful Adventures in Social Research by Babbie, Halley, and Zaino.Features of this book include: Features uses of SPSS 15.0 and 16.0 and new GSS data setsAdditional content incorporating time series analyses, reliability analyses, and factor analyses Increased coverage of web-based surveys and survey software as plannedIncreased coverage of CJ-specific data, web-based datasets, etc. and more CJ-specific exercises, policy related exercises, and hot CJ-related issues throughout the book Student Study Site features datasets, journal articles, and SPSS version update changes.