Variables

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

 

The type of data that you have determines the type of statistical procedure that you will use to describe it.  Review the types of variables presented in the section of Variables.  As we proceed to discuss statistics that describe a set of data, it is important to understand what statistics are appropriate for what type of data.  For example, we cannot compute the mean of Democrat, Republican, or Other.  It makes no sense!


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