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Descriptive stats are statistics that summarize and describe the features of a data set, which can be a sample or a population1234. They can include measures of central tendency, variability, frequency distribution, graphs, and charts135. They are different from inferential statistics, which use the data to make inferences about the population

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- Chapter 2 Exploratory Data Analysis: Summary Tables and Graphical Displays After studying this chapter, . Know how to summarise both categorical and numeric data types into summary table formats such as the frequency distribution; . be able to interpret the summarized findings; . Construct and interpret appropriate bar and pie charts . Summarise numeric data into a frequency distribution; etc. ……
- Summarizing and graphical categorical response data: Single Categorical Variable Single Categorical Frequency Table -Is a table which summarizes data for a single categorical variable . - It shows how many times each category appears in a sample data set.
- Steps to construct a single categorical frequency table . Identify and list all possible response categories (i.e., Checkers, Pick n pay, Spar). (in the first column) . Count and record the number of occurrences of each category (in the second column). . Covert the counts per category into percentages of the total sample size (in the third column)
- Systematically assigning each and every respondent’s response Store preference 1 = Checkers 2 = Pick n Pay 3 = Spar
- Illustrative coded single responses from a random sample of 30 grocery shoppers surveyed by store preference. 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 3
- Percentage frequency table for grocery store preference of shoppers Preferred store Count Percentage 1 = Checkers 10 33,3% 2 = Pick n Pay 17 56,7% 3 = Spar 3 10,0% Total 30 100%
- Note: A single categorical frequency table can be displayed graphically either as a bar chart or a pie chart Bar chart A bar chart is constructed using either the absolute or relative frequencies (percentages) from a categorical frequency distribution.
- Note on bar chart construction . The response categories of the random variable are displayed on the horizontal axis (or x-axis) . The vertical (y-axis) axis can show either - absolute frequencies (i.e. the actual number of observations), or - relative frequencies (i.e. percentage of observations) . Percentage frequencies are mostly used to make comparisons easier.
- Note on bar chart construction (continuation) . The order of the response categories in a bar is irrelevant. . In a bar chart only the length of the bars is important, not their width or category ordering (it shows the relative importance of each category to the whole). . The sum of the heights of the bars must equal 100% if relative frequencies are used, or equal the number of respondents surveyed (i.e. the sample size = n) if absolute frequencies are used. . The width of response category bars must all be the same to avoid distortion of category importances.
- Pie chart of grocery shoppers' store preferences - A pie chart is a circle divided into segments, and shows the relative importance of each response category of a qualitative random variable as a segment of the circle. - The size of each segment is proportional to the contribution of each response category - A pie chart is constructed from the relative (percentage) frequency values shown in a categorical frequency distribution.
- Questions 1.Construct a percentage frequency table to summarise the store preferences of the sample of 30 grocery shoppers 2.Show the findings graphically as a bar chart and as a pie chart 3.Which grocery store is most preferred by shoppers? 4. What percentage of shoppers prefer this store? 5. What percentage of shoppers prefer to shop at Spar grocery store?
- Percentage frequency table for grocery store preference of shoppers. Preferred Store Count Percentage 1 = Checkers 10 33.3% 2 = Pick n Pay 17 56.7% 3 = Spar 3 10.0% Total 30
- 2. Bar chart of grocery shoppers's store preferences
- Pie chart of grocery shoppers' store preferences
- 3. The grocery store most preferred by shoppers is Pick n Pay 4. More than half of the sampled shoppers (56.7) prefer to shop at Pick n Pay for their groceries. 5. Only 10% of the sampled shoppers prefer to do their grocery shopping at Spar

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