Analysis of nominal data, Issue 7 by Henry T. Reynolds

By Henry T. Reynolds

The up-to-date moment version bargains elevated discussions of the chi sq. attempt of importance and the capability measures of organization to be had to be used with categoric info. Reviewing easy innovations in research of nominal info, this paper employs survey learn facts on get together id and ideologies to point which measures and assessments are excellent for specific theoretical matters. This booklet serves as a terrific primer for quantity 20, Log-Linear types.

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There are at least two quick and simple methods for doing so: examining the components of the chi square statistic and partitioning the original table into subtables, each pertaining to a particular subhypothesis or question. Components of the Chi Square An easy yet effective procedure is to examine each component of the chi square statistic: These numbers, which are analogous to residuals in regression analysis, indicate which cells contribute most to the chi square and, hence, which categories of variables are most closely related.

Tabular asymmetry usually occurs by happenstance and ought not to disturb the inherent relationship between two variables. Yet a surprisingly large number of measures are affected by it. The difficulty arises because some measures cannot attain their maximums if the rows do not equal the columns. Suppose interest lies in the hypothesis that two variables are "implicitly" perfectly correlated. In order to test this proposition, one requires an appropriate measure that can attain its maximum in nonsquare tables.

The Consortium, of course, is not responsible for any errors or Interpretation of these data. Page 9 Preliminaries The analysis of nominal data is perhaps best illustrated by an example. The data in Table 1 consist of a sample of 968 adults cross-classified by their political party preference and their 1980 presidential vote. 1 Both variables are of course nominal or categorical because (a) each individual is assigned to one and only one class according to a particular trait or attribute; (b) the category labels are simply names that indicate how groups differ from one another; and (c) the labels say nothing about the magnitude of the differencesindeed, the appearance of the names in any particular order is arbitrary.

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