Sociology 690 – Data Analysis. Simple Non-Quantitative Data Analysis. Grouping Non-Quantitative Data. Frequencies Percentages Ratios Rates. Graphing Non-Quantitative Data. Pie Charts and Bar Graphs 3-D Graphs Pictographs Population Pyramids. Cross-classifying NQ Data.
Sociology 690 – Data Analysis
The Non-Quantitative Elaboration Model
e.g. the effectof fire size (Z) on the relationship between # of firemen (X) and damage (Y)
e.g. the effectof education (Z) on the relationship between age (X) and income (Y)
Non-quantitative Statistical Example
Step 1 – Construct the zero order cross-tabulation table.
The Marginal (Zero-Order) Table
Step 2 – Calculate the zero order measure of association.
e.g. Lambda = 40/40 – 30/40 = .25
Step 3 – Construct the first order partial tables.
The Marginal Table
Partial Table for Young
Partial Table for Old
Step 4 – Calculate the partial measures of association
Lambda .25 .001.00
Step 5 – Form the conclusion
Since the partials have changed from the marginal measure, one getting stronger and the other disappearing, we would say that we have specified the zero order relationship as probably intervening (i.e. we are born into a sex, grow older and as a result, join a political party).