Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics

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Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics provides a guide to interpreting the crime statistics you see in the newspaper. Where do the statistics come from, and how accurate are they? This book tells you how to distinguish good statistics from bad---even if you have had no training in statistics---and what to look for when interpreting a statistic.



Sampling: Design and Analysis

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For a current, practical introduction to the field of sampling that you'll want to keep close at hand, Sharon L. Lohr's Sampling: Design and Analysis, Second Edition, answers the call. This authoritative text, which now incorporates extensive optional SAS instruction, is listed as a standard reference for training on real-world survey problems by a number of prominent surveying organizations. The author concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, incorporating a multitude of applications from a variety of disciplines. The text also gives guidance on how to tell when a sample is valid, and how to design and analyze many different types of sample surveys.

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Table of Contents

Introduction / 1
Simple Probability Samples / 25
Stratified Sampling / 73
Ratio and Regression Estimation / 117
Cluster Sampling with Equal Probabilities / 165
Sampling with Unequal Probabilities / 219
Complex Surveys / 281
Nonresponse / 329
Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys / 365
Categorical Data Analysis in Complex Surveys / 401

Regression with Complex Survey Data / 429
TwoPhase Sampling / 469
Estimating Population Size / 495
Rare Populations and Small Area Estimation / 511
Survey Quality / 527
Probability Concepts Used in Sampling / 549
References / 563
Author Index / 587
Subject Index / 592