Statistic Analysis

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Your response should be 400-750 words, in APA format, 12pt font, 1″ margins, references page, etc. (abstract not required). Make sure to use a .doc, docx, or rtf file format and attach the file when submitting. Also, these assignments have a minimum of five (5) required sources. While the source report can count as one source, this means you need to find additional sources to add detail and support to your answers. Look for real world examples in the news, peer reviewed journals, etc. For more information about the assignments, refer to the assignment and its grading rubric on Blackboard.


Below is a chi-square and Cramer’s V statistic from Maricopa County’s Sheriff Offices’ Annual Report (2014-2015). The tables tests the relationship between whether a driver had an item seized by that driver’s race. The chi-square is significant, so a relationship exists. What does this tell us about the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office? How does the Cramer’s V weigh in here? In other words, according to this data, does MCSO discriminate based on race? If so, which races and how much does race account for seizures?

Driver post-stop perceived race or ethnicity
White Unknown Native American Hispanic Black Asian Total
Driver item seized – No 18747 271 401 5671 1988 569 27647
Driver item seized – Yes 268 2 23 131 47 5 476
Total 19015 273 424 5802 2035 574 28123
Chi-Square 64.29 **
Cramer’s V 0.048 **

+ p < 0.10; * p <0.05; ** p < 0.01

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