For this assignment, you will be required to write a report that is at least one page in length that covers how the textbook described throughout the end of Chapter 14, Bachman and Schutt (2020) state, “… the use of statistics can seem to end the debate right there; you cannot argue with the numbers. But you now know better than that. The numbers will be misleading if they are not used appropriately …” (p. 441). What do you think the authors meant by the following statements: “you cannot argue with the numbers” and “the numbers will be misleading if they are not used appropriately”? How do you think numbers in criminal justice research could be misleading? Provide an example.
Your report must be written at a Mater’s level quality and adhere to the APA 7 citation and referencing requirements.
Bachman, R. D., & Schutt, R. K. (2020). The practice of research in criminology and criminal justice (7th ed.). SAGE. https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781544339146