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Data Presentation -- One Categorical Variable

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Counts and Proportions (6)
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View Resource **Statistics Every Writer Should Know

This site provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts for journalists and writers with little math background. Key Words: Mean; Median; Percent Changes; Per capita; Rates; Standard...
View Resource Categorical Data

This site gives a definition and an example of categorical data. Topics include two-way tables, bar graphs, and segmented bar graphs.
View Resource Data from the Television Game Show "Friend or Foe?"

This article describes data from the television game show Friend or Foe. The data can be used to determine factors affecting contestants' strategies using descriptive statistics, testing for...
View Resource IDEAL Modules

The modules in this collection discuss numerous statistical topics with examples and Java applets. Topics covered: Variable Types; Calculations; Histograms; Moments; Quantiles; Probability...
View Resource Quote: Letterman on Percentages

"USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population." Quote from comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman (1947 -...
View Resource The Phi Coefficient of Correlation

This page discusses Yule's conceptualization of the Phi Coefficient. The derivation of the phi coefficient from the Pearson product-moment coefficient of correlation is used here to gain additional...
View Resource Types of Variable

This lesson on types of variables highlights characteristics of quanitative (discrete/continuous)and qualitative (nominal/ordinal) variables as well as percentages and proportions. A multiple choice...

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