Constructing and Reading Summarizing Displays

 

Types of Variables

 

  1. Quantitative—measures a numeric characteristic

·        Count—a type of quantitative variable that answers the question “How many?”

 

 

  1. Categorical—records a category destination
    • Binary—a type of categorical variable (with only two possible responses)

 

Note: the type of variable influences the type of graphical display for the data

 

Personal Information Survey Questions

  1. Binary
  2. Categorical
  3. Categorical
  4. Binary
  5. Binary
  6. Binary
  7. Quantitative
  8. Quantitative
  9. Quantitative
  10. Quantitative
  11. Quantitative
  12. Quantitative
  13. Categorical
  14. Count
  15. Count
  16. Binary

 

Explore

    • Frequency table
    • Picture graph
    • Bar graph
    • Segmented bar graph
    • Circle graph