Statcalc pp 4-4 | Cite as

How do I know what kind of data I have got?

  • T. J. Browne
  • R. G. B. Williams
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Abstract

First check whether your data are frequencies or measurements. Frequencies always takes the form of counts and relate to a classification. They do not have any unit of measurement. For example, you might have data for the numbers of butchers, bakers and candlestick makers in a group of towns, or the numbers of students with the grades A, B, and C in an examination.

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© T. J. Browne and R. B. G. Williams 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Browne
    • 1
  • R. G. B. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

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