Required Textbook: Hagan, Frank E., Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Pearson Education, Inc., 2014. ISBN: 978-0-13-300861-6.
Answer the Review Questions at the end of Chapter 13: APA Formatting, answer in an essay format and like teaching others.
1. The types of statistics can be classified as descriptive or inferential and parametric or nonparametric. Discuss each of these and provide examples.
2. What is the notion of “normal curve” in statistics, and of what use is it in statistical tests?
3. What is the purpose of a test of significance? What, for instance, does p < .05 indicate?
4. “Caveat emptor” – what are some suggestions for consumers of statistical findings to guard against being misled?