Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. Statistical Techniques


While cross-sectional studies flourish among research examining religiosity and crime, they are limited and cannot establish a causal relationship between variables. Researchers are beginning to move beyond cross-sectional studies to the use of longitudinal studies and more rigorous statistical techniques such as formulating growth curve trajectories and using multilevel analysis. While these techniques can improve the precision of the estimates of religiosity, they do not address the selection issues inherent in conducting religiosity research discussed in Section 1.

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