Statistical Analysis with Categorical Data


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Which of the following is an example of categorical data?

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1. James performed a survey where he asked his classmates what type of movies they liked the most. The possible answers for the survey were Comedy, Action, Drama, Horror, and Documentaries. Which of the following is a good way to analyze and represent James' data?

2. According to the table, which group is the smallest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of using categorical data for statistical analysis. Skills you will need to have in order to pass the quiz include the ability to analyze group and survey results.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • An example of categorical data
  • Method for analyzing and presenting categorical data
  • How to read and understand tables, survey results and percentages

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 categorical data for statistical analysis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts about statistical analysis to examine information about categorical data in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to present categorical data and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of categorical data to analyze examples of tables, surveys and percentages

Additional Learning

To learn more about categorizing information into groups, review the lesson, Statistical Analysis with Categorical Data which covers the following objectives:

  • Define categorical data
  • Understand various methods for organizing information, like a data table
  • Learn how to change data into percentages