The Association Between Quebeckers And How Much The Average Quebecker Really Like

1330 Words6 Pages
This paper will explore the association between Quebeckers and how much the average Quebecker really likes Canada on a scale from really dislike (0) to really like (100). This association is relevant because the history of division between Quebec and the rest of Canada has resulted in many referendums and resentment that thrives today as much as it did in the past. The results may not be shocking, but the empirical data analysis shows that the average Quebecker does not really like Canada when the threshold for ‘really like’ is set at 80 or more out of 100. The rest of this paper will thoroughly look at the steps that it took to reach this conclusion including a descriptive summary of the methodological considerations, a detailed…show more content…
The former variables is ranked from 0-100 where 0 is really dislike and 100 is really like, while the latter is simply a nominal variable used for filtering cases. This means that the province variable was used to narrow the data into ‘Quebec only’ results to allow the comparison between the two. They were specifically chosen because they best fit the direction of the research where I wanted to explore the relationship between overall feelings towards Canada in a particular province: Quebec. Neither variable was recoded because it showed to be unnecessary, in the case of provinces, and illogical for the PES11_11, a scale variable (highest level of measurement). Since this is a scale variable, I was able to calculate all the measures of central tendency (measures that tell us the most typical values) and dispersion (how typical these typical central values are). These statistics are relevant to calculate because they allow for more meaningful calculations that allow us to draw more specific and accurate conclusions about claims such as the standard error, confidence intervals, z-scores and statistical significance. The bar chart in Figure 1 shows the frequency that each Quebecker chose their feelings about Canada. It shows that a majority of respondents falls at 50 or above with the most frequent value is 100. Table 1 shows a collection of all statistics calculated to test the
    Open Document