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Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables

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Which of the following is an example of a piece of categorical data?

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1. You just took a survey asking people about their favorite class in school. After getting all the answers, you found that 10 people love English, 2 people love math, 3 people love history, and 12 love science. Order these subjects from most liked to least.

2. You just took a survey asking people about their favorite class in school. After getting all the answers, you found that 10 people love English, 2 people love math, 3 people love history, and 12 love science. What is the percentage of people that love English?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of using tables to summarize categorical data. You will need to know about surveys in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • An example of categorical data
  • Ordering categorical data found in a survey
  • Presenting data in percentage form

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using tables to summarize categorical data
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about types of tables to examine categorical data in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of tables to summarize categorical data and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of categorical data to answer questions about how to organize survey findings

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define categorical data
  • Identify the steps to prepping data for summary
  • Understand how to build a table of data
  • Learn how to change found data to percentages
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