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Contingency Analysis of Prison Inmates and Staff

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this RWLO, the student will be able to:

  • Access real-time data on the characteristics of Ohio prison inmates and prison staff members on the Internet

  • Hypothesize about whether or not the fact that an inmate is on death row is independent of gender, and whether or not the fact that a prison staff member is a corrections officer is independent of gender

  • Construct a contingency table

  • Perform contingency analysis using the chi-square test statistic

  • Utilize the statistical software Minitab to perform calculations

  • Draw conclusions and discuss the implications of their findings

  • State findings and recommendations in a written report