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The Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations: an Exploratory Method for Discrete Multivariate Analyses of Crime Data
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
  • Terance D. Miethe, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Timothy C. Hart, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Wendy C. Regoeczi, Cleveland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-2008
Abstract
Derived from comparative approaches in both qualitative and quantitative research, the current study describes a simple exploratory technique for the multivariate analysis of categorical data. This technique is referred to as the conjunctive analysis of case configurations. After describing the logic and underlying assumptions of this conjunctive method, it is applied and illustrated in the study of the federal sentencing of drug offenders. The relative value of this conjunctive approach for purposes of exploratory data analysis and its overall utility as a method for confirmatory research are also discussed.
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Citation Information
Miethe, T. D., Hart, T. C., & Regoeczi, W. C. (2008). The Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations: An Exploratory Method for Discrete Multivariate Analyses of Crime Data. Journal Of Quantitative Criminology, 24(2), 227-241. doi:10.1007/s10940-008-9044-8