Ch2PPT - The Organization of Information: Frequency...

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The Organization of Information: Frequency Distributions Frequency Distributions Proportions and Percentages Percentage Distributions Comparisons The Construction of Frequency Distributions Frequency Distributions for Nominal Variables Frequency Distributions for Ordinal Variables Frequency Distributions for Interval-Ratio Variables Cumulative Distributions Rates Reading the Research Literature Basic Principles Tables with a Different Format
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Frequency Distributions A table reporting the number of observations falling into each category of the variable. Identity Frequency (f) Native American 947,500 Native American of multiple ancestry 269,700 Native American of Indian descent 5,537,600 Total (N) 6,754,800
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Example: Death Penalty Statutes In 1993, 36 states and Washington, D.C. had statutes permitting capital punishment. Of these 36 states, 27 set a minimum age for execution. Assume you are a member of a legal reform group that is trying to get the states that do not have a minimum age for execution to change their laws. You want to prepare a report describing the minimum age for execution in the 27 states have an established minimum age for execution. (The data are on the following slide.)
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Death Penalty Statutes Source:  Kathleen Maguire and Ann L. Pastore, eds., 
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