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Unformatted text preview: G roup St at ist ics Feminism Index Sex (0=male)
24.4375 Std. Deviation
4.96614 Std. Error
1.24153 Table 6a: Mean Levels of Feminism, By Gender
Mean Standard Deviation N Male
Source: Survey administered to convenience sample of students at Rutgers University, 11/08
Mean level of feminism is an index based on fivecategory ordinal responses to 5 closeended questions intended to capture feminism.
Higher index values correspond to a greater feminist attitude. * p<= 0.05 Guidelines for constructing tables
Guidelines for constructing tables
• Table title should be informative
Data clearly presented
Clearly indicate all attributes of the table
In note to table, clearly identify the source
If missing data, info should be included in table O pen * Sex (0= male) Crosst abulat ion
Count Open Total neutral
yes Sex (0=male)
30 Anatomy of a contingency table
Anatomy of a contingency table
• Make the dependent variable the row variable and the •
• independent variable as the column variable
Marginal Frequency: numbers along the right margin and bottom margins
Number in lower righthand corner is N, the total sample size Cell frequencies = number of cases with each possible combination of two characteristics
With 3 rows and 2 columns, the table is referred to as a 3X2 table. Table 6b: Percentage distribution of responses to openended survey Table 6b: Percentage distribution of responses to openended survey question “Do you consider yourself a feminist?”, by gender
Chisquare = 6.56, p < 0.05
Source: Survey administered to convenience sample of students at Rutgers University, 11/08 How to calculate percentage How to calculate percentage distributions
• Compute percentages in the direction of the independent •
• variable (based on the categories of the independent variable).
Make comparisons in the opposite direction from the way the percentages are run.
Results indicate clearly that women are more likely to view themselves as a feminist – 75% of females answered yes to the question compared to just 28.6% of males. Males were more likely to give a neutral or negative response to the question (71.4%) compared to females (25%). Pvalue is < 0.05 – a statistically significant result. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:311 taught by Professor Phillips during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '10