This dataset introduces readers to boxplots. Boxplots are a useful way of exploring continuous data, especially as a preliminary step before more sophisticated analyses. Boxplots, or as they are sometimes called, box-whisker diagrams allow the researcher to better understand the distribution of his or her variables, either independently or across groups. As you will also learn, boxplots are an excellent method for identifying outlying cases within the data. To demonstrate this technique, we draw upon a subset of data from the UK Living Cost and Food Survey (LCFS). We assess how weekly household expenditure is distributed across two categories: (i) those who have access to the internet, and (ii) those who have no access to the internet. This represents a worthwhile assessment for those businesses ...
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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
Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset
Office for National Statistics University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. UK Data Service
20 February 2013
Respondents to the LCFS 2010
Economic and Social Research Council Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Weighting used. See documentation for details
The Living Costs and Food Survey, 2010, available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6945.
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Weekly Household Expenditure (grouped)
Weekly Household Income (grouped)
Internet Connection in Household?