We use cross-tabulation when: We want to look at relationships among two or three variables. We want a descriptive statistical measure to tell us whether differences among groups are large enough to indicate some sort of relationship among variables.
Cross-tabs are not sufficient to: Tell us the strength or actually size of the relationships among two or three variables. Test a hypothesis about the relationship between two or three variables. Tell us the direction of the relationship among two or more variables. Look at relationships between one nominal or ordinal variable and one ratio or interval variable unless the range of possible values for the ratio or interval variable is small. What do you think a table with a large number of ratio values would look like?
Because we use tables in these ways, we can set up some decision rules about how to use tables Independent variables should be column variables. If you are not looking at independent and dependent variable relationships, use the variable that can logically be said to influence the other as your column variable. Using this rule, always calculate column percentages rather than row percentages. Use the column percentages to interpret your results.
For example, If we were looking at the relationship between gender and income, gender would be the column variable and income would be the row variable. Logically gender can determine income. Income does not determine your gender. If we were looking at the relationship between ethnicity and location of a person’s home, ethnicity would be the column variable. However, if we were looking at the relationship between gender and ethnicity, one does not influence the other. Either variable could be the column variable.
Contingency Tables (Cross-Tabs) Marital Status MarriedSingle Gender Male3741 Female5132 How do we measure the relationship?
What do we EXPECT if there is no relationship? GenderTotal FemaleMale Result Cured78 Not83 Total8873161
RESULT ● This test statistic has a χ 2 distribution with (2-1)(2-1) = 1 degree of freedom ● The critical value at α =.01 of the χ2 distribution with 1 degree of freedom is 6.63 ● Thus we do not reject the null hypothesis that the two proportions are equal, that the drug is equally effective for female and male patients
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Sum of squares for treatment The effect of the IV!!! Sum of squares for treatment The effect of the IV!!! Sum of squares for error Each term is then squared and summed seperately to produce the sum of squares for error and the sum of squares for treatment seperately. The basic partition holds because the cross product terms vanish.