Ryan Deluna. Independent Project. 1.Frequency Distribution

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Ryan DeLuna
Independent Project
1. Frequency distribution of a variable and bar graph of the same variable
A frequency distribution table is used for arranging data values and counting the number of time each value appears in a dataset. They can be used for both qualitative and quantitative variables. For this data pool I decided to use the subjects’ marital status because it is a qualitative, nominal level variable. (Polit, 23)

Frequency table results for racethn:
Count = 972 racethn Frequency Relative Frequency Percent of Total
Black, not Hispanic 795 0.81790123 81.790123
Hispanic 123 0.12654321 12.654321
White, not Hispanic 54 0.055555556 5.5555556
The table above is a frequency table that shows the relative frequency and the percent
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The summary includes variance, mean, median, mode and standard deviation. As shown in the histogram majority of people in the data pool have a height of 62-68 inches. This is a symmetrical distribution seeing how close the mean and median are to each other.

3. Cross tabulation of two variables
A cross tabulation is a two-dimensional frequency distribution of two nominal or ordinal variables that records the frequency of respondents that have the specific characteristics. These tables provide a wealth of information about the relationship between the variables. For an example I chose to use poverty levels and smoking to show how a contingency table can illustrate a frequency distribution. Poverty level is a nominal variable that will be the independent variable and the dependent variable will be smoking. The end table is a chi-square test and it is used to determine if the variables are unrelated.
Contingency table results:
Rows: smoker
Columns: poverty
Cell format
(Row percent)
(Column percent)
(Percent of total)
(Expected count)
(Contributions to Chi-Square)

Above poverty Below poverty Total
(Row percent)
(Column percent)
(Percent of total)
(Expected count)
(Contributions to Chi-Square) 127
(2.4) 364
(0.7) 491
(Row percent)
(Column percent)
(Percent of

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