Learning Objectives

  1. List the options for entering data for quantitative analysis.
  2. Identify the types of graphs and statistics that are appropriate for analysis of variables at each level of measurement.
  3. List the guidelines for constructing frequency distributions.
  4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using each of the three measures of central tendency.
  5. Define the concept of skewness and explain how it can influence measures of central tendency.
  6. Explain how to percentage a cross-tabulation table and how cross-tabulation can be used.
  7. Discuss the reasons for conducting an elaboration analysis.
  8. Know how to obtain secondary data.
  9. Understand the concept and concerns in analyzing “big data.”
  10. Be aware of ethical guidelines for statistical analyses.