sept 4 - Section 8 Move to pot entially less impover ished...

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Unformatted text preview: Section 8 Move to pot entially less impover ished neighborhoods Exper imental Had t o move t o low pover ty census tract Contr ol No int er vention Stay in same neighborhood Criminology September 4, 2008 Principles of causal analysis- inadequate supervision is a cause of delinquency- A causes B- A=independent variable- B=dependant variable (usually crime or delinquency) - Three criteria of causality: A and B are statistically associated (association) Correlation coefficient: r-1 to +1 R=.23 moderate positive association (multiple causation) R= -.15 negative association (multiple causation) R= 1.0 perfect association (rairly see perfect association) A is causally prior to B (Causal order or temporal priority) A usually preceeds in time The association between A and B does not disappear when the effects of the other variables causally prior to both of the original variables are removed. (lack of spuriousness or non-spuriousness). (brings in a third variable) - Intervening variable A B (direct association) A B C C is a mediating or intervening variabl: A causes C, A causes B....
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2008 for the course SOCI 304 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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sept 4 - Section 8 Move to pot entially less impover ished...

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