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Learn About Boxplots in SPSS With Data From the UK Living Cost and Food Survey (2010): Household Expenditure and Internet Access

By: Rob Angell & Luke Sloan Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets

This dataset is designed for teaching boxplots. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the UK Living Cost and Food Survey (LCFS), and the example presents the distribution of weekly household expenditure across those with access to the internet and those without. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.

Data Type: Survey
Software Guide: SPSS
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In this tab you will find guides on using this dataset. The Teaching Guide is designed for faculty who are teaching research methods and statistics, with suggestions on how to use the dataset in lab exercises, in homework assignments and as exam questions. The Student Guide introduces the method for students, and can be used in teaching to provide students with an introductory overview of the method or test. The How-to Guide shows how to perform the technique or test using data analysis software.

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About This Dataset
Data Source Citation

Office for National Statistics and University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. UK Data Service, Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset [computer file]. Office for National Statistics, [original data producer(s)]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], February 2013. SN: 7216

Full title of originating dataset

Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset

Data author(s) and affiliations

Office for National Statistics University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. UK Data Service

First publication date

20 February 2013

Data Universe

Respondents to the LCFS 2010

Funding sources/suppliers

Economic and Social Research Council Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee

Sample/sampling procedures

Multi-stage stratified random sample

Weighting

Weighting used. See documentation for details

Data collection dates

2010

Time frame of analysis

2010

Unit of analysis

Individual

Location covered by data

United Kingdom

Other sources

The Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010, available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6945.

Links to SRM content
  • GRAPHICAL DISPLAYS FOR BIVARIATE DATA. (1997). In W. Jacoby (Ed.), Statistical Graphics for Univariate and Bivariate Data. (pp. 52–88). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412985963.n3
  • Box-and-Whisker Diagram. (2005). In W. Paul Vogt (Ed.), Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology. (3rd ed., pp. 32–33). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412983907.n205
List of variables

ID

Respondent ID

expenditure

Weekly Household Expenditure (grouped)

income

Weekly Household Income (grouped)

internet

Internet Connection in Household?

Methods Map
Continuous variables

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