Project #11963 - quantitative social science

1. Identify the level of measurement—nominal, ordinal, interval—represented in each of the following variables

            (a) names of football teams

            (b) answers to a survey item that asks, “How interested are you in politics?” Responses are coded in the following way: 0 = not interested, 1 = somewhat interested, 2 = very interested

            (c) change in economic growth

            (d) favorite type of ice cream

            (e) answers to a survey item that asks, “How much do you like ice cream?” Possible answers are: Strongly Dislike, Dislike, No Opinion, Like, Strongly Like

 

2. Suppose you ask 20 people what their favorite Philadelphia sports team is, and you receive the following responses:

 

Eagles, Phillies, Eagles, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Eagles, Union, Sixers, Eagles

 

Construct a frequency distribution for the data you have collected.

 

 

Questions 3 through 7 refer to the following data:

 

Country

% GDP spent on Health Care

Australia

8.7

Bolivia

4.8

Canada

11.3

Germany

11.6

Ireland

9.2

Mexico

6.3

Norway

9.5

Russia

5.1

South Korea

6.9

Spain

9.5

United States

17.9

 

3. Calculate the measures of central tendency

4. Calculate the variance and standard deviation

5. Calculate the inter-quartile range of the data

6. Construct a histogram of the data above (hint: you’ll have to create bins on your own—make sure they make sense!)

 

7. Draw a boxplot for the data above 

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/09/2013 12:00 am
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