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Levels of Measurement

1. Provide an in-depth discussion of levels of measurement. In doing so, be sure to delineate the
differences among the various levels of measurement. Additionally, provide at least three
examples of each level of measurement (and the examples can NOT come from your
book/notes). (5 points)
2. Calculate the mean, the median, the mode, and the standard deviation for the following data.
Make sure to show ALL of your work if you wish to receive full credit. (5 points)
10
12
14
12
10
8
9
10
17
22
3. Discuss the interface between statistics and criminological theory and research. Be sure to
talk about the role of falsification and how statistics is involved in the falsification of
criminological theories. (5 points)
4. Suppose you were put in charge of testing whether a new law reduced crime. Describe the
“best” research method for evaluating the effectiveness of this new law. Provide details and be
specific. (5 points)
5. You have been designated as an expert in SPSS. As a result, you are responsible for teaching
a group of students the basic ins-and-outs of using SPSS. Provide an overview of the basics of
SPSS. (5 points)
6. Select your area of research interest. Then, design a study that could be conducted to address
an issue related to it. You have a lot of leeway in this answer, but make sure that it does not
overlap with your response to question #4. (5 points)