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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Part I

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Shirin Montazer

Frequency Distributions of Nominal Data The whole idea is to transform raw data into a meaningful and organized set of measures that can be used to test hypothesis The first step is to construct a frequency distribution in the form of a table Ex: Question- Response of young boys to frustration Table 2.1 Responses of Young Boys to Removal of Toy Response of a Child Frequency f Cry 25 Express Anger 15 Withdraw 5 Play with Another Toy 5 (Total) N= 50 Every table must have title and label by numbers as well Frequency distribution of nominal data consist of two columns consisting of o Characteristics presented (response of child) o Categories of analysis(cry, anger, withdraw) o Frequency (# of responses per category) o Total number of responses right at the end (N = 50) Looking at this table, it is evident that more young boys respond by crying or with anger than withdrawal or playing with another toy Comparing Distributions Making comparisons between frequency distributions is often used to clarify results and add information Ex: Table 2.2 Response to Removal of Toy by Gender of Child Gender of Child Response of a Child Male Female Cry 25 28 Express Anger 15 3 Withdraw 5 4 www.notesolution.com
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