Week of Notes 9
Week of Notes 9 400
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Date Created: 10/23/15
PSC 4002D Research in Political Science Dr McNulty Set of Notes 9 Week of Oct 19 Tue Oct 20 Feedback from our homework Many of us didn t realize that on ordinal data you can put them in order and binary nominal data 2 possible values we can actually calculate the median 80 the median of Sex Female mean of EducationBA Corporate OfficerNo And you can find quartiles for ordinal data 0 Because anything that you can sort from biggest to smallest can be put into categories 0 The zero quartile or decile quintile etc will always be the minimum For nominal data you can t really do anything other than the mode You can find the mode for all of the categories because all of them have a most frequently occurring value Structure of the test Basically like the homeworks The first part about theories and hypotheses will be more structured we won t have to read any articles But the second with the data set will be almost identical to our Board of Directors homework but with different data There will be no trick questions We can use the standard deviation sheet at the test We went on canvas to open the data set he put up on canvas Data from a survey that represents everyone in the United States where people were asked a bunch of questions The ID column does not mean anything so it is in essence nominal data Because a person s ID number does not tell you anything about the person Cohort column what year people were born 0 Variable data tells you what variable type you can use for viewing the data 0 So as long as Year is numeric it is 2008 but if you change it to money it will say 2008 0 If you go to the Values category under Variable View and you click on the extended view of any value a window will pop up that will explain what the valuesnumbers in that category stand for o R stands for Respondent How to find the Mean Mode Median Range Min Max Variance Standard Deviation Quartiles of a data set in SPAA o Analyze Descriptive Statistics Descriptives Choose a category Click Options choose what you need to see Continue OK or o Analyze Descriptive Statistics Frequencies choose a category Statistics choose values you want calculated Continue OK Thurs Oct 22 We were supposed to have our exam this day but he canceled class and the exam is postponed until Tuesday