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Bivariate Descriptive Statistics

Bivariate descriptive statistics involves simultaneously analyzing (comparing) two variables to determine if there is a relationship between the variables.   Generally by convention, the independent variable is represented by the columns and the dependent variable is represented by the rows.

 

Interpreting Contingency Tables

 

(count)

Female

Male

Row Total

Support tax

75

50

125

Do not support tax

25

50

75

Column Total

100

100

200

 

Column %:                   Of those who are female, 75% (75/100) support the tax

Of those who are male, 50% (50/100) support the tax

 

Row %:                        Of those supporting the tax, 60% (75/125) are female

                                    Of those not supporting the tax, 67% (50/75) are male

 

Row Total %:                Overall 62.5% (125/200) support the tax

                                    Overall 37.5% (75/200) do not support the tax

 

Column Total %:         Overall 50% (100/200) are female and 50% (100/200) are male

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