Analysis of Prison Inmates and Staff
Recommendations for Integration:
- This RWLO can be used in a basic
statistics or business statistics class. It is intended
as a supplement for the unit on contingency analysis. It
can even be used as a final project at the end of the chapter
- I have designed this RWLO to use data
from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
website. However, I have provided links to the
Departments of Corrections in all 50 states (under
Supplementary Resources). Many of these websites have
similar data available.
- It is recommended to use Minitab for the
calculations in this RWLO. However, if students would be
more familiar with Microsoft Excel or a graphing calculator to
perform calculations, either one could easily be incorporated.
Students can even perform calculations by hand.
- As a time saver, Part II of this RWLO
(the written report) can easily be eliminated.
- Print a copy of the most recent DRC
Monthly Report in case the website becomes unavailable.
If needed, either make copies of the report for students or
project a copy of the report on the front board.
- If the computer network becomes
unavailable for students to use Minitab, remind students of
the formulas. Then have students perform the
calculations by hand.