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School
McMaster University
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2Z03
Professor
David Young
Semester
Winter

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2Z03 March 26  Lecture: The Practice of Social Research Quantitative Data Analysis Quantitative Data • Numerical representations of our observations o Referred to as variables • 2 main purposes/ tasks of quantitative analysis: o Describing variables (descriptive); univariate o Examining relationships between variables (explanatory); bivariate or  multivariate • How we describe and examine depends on the level of measurement o More ‘powerful’ tools are available at higher levels of measurement ie.  Interval o Analysis tools provide more detailed information at higher levels of  measurement o Would prefer interval over nominal because they can evaluate thin
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