Criminal Justice-COAS | Techniques of Data Analysis
K300 | 1527 | William Selke
The course addresses the topics of descriptive and inferential
statistics as they are used in the fields of criminal justice and
criminology. Specific topics to be considered include univariate,
multi-variate and bivariate analyses, descriptive statistics,
sampling and probability, hypothesis testing, t-tests, Chi-square
distributions, analysis of variance, correlations, regression
analyses, and time-series models.
Readings: Schact, Stephen. Social Statistics. Boston: Allyn
Requirements: There will be two exams for the course covering
assigned reading materials, as well as content discussed during class.
There will be class projects using statistical software programs to
carry out data analysis on different sets of criminological data.
Homework assignment will also be required.
Class Meeting: Two 75-minute class meetings each week (TR, 2:30-
3:45P, BH 330)
Course Will Satisfy: CJUS core requirement
Instructor: Professor William Selke, Criminal Justice Department