Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Pay attention to the descriptions and examples of linear and nonlinear relationships, positive and negative linear relationships, and curvilinear relationships.
Consider how these relationships are determined and what impact each type of relationship may have on a researcher’s ability to make predictions.
Using the Walden Library, select and review two or three articles on criminal recidivism, violent crime, or domestic violence in which the variables have positive and negative linear relationships.
Consider the implications if the variables had a curvilinear relationship instead.