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This dataset is designed for teaching two-way scatter plots. The dataset is a subset of data derived from the U.S. Statistical Abstracts, 2012, and the example looks specifically at smoking rates for men and women across the 50 U.S. states plus Washington, DC. The dataset file is accompanied by a teaching guide, a student guide, and a how-to guide for SPSS.
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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U.S. Census Bureau. (2012) Statistical abstract of the United States (131st edition). Washington, DC; http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
The 2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
- Fox, J. (2004). Scatterplot. In M. S. Lewis-Beck, A. Bryman, & T. Futing Liao (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of social science research methods (pp. 1003–1005). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412950589.n892
- The scatterplot matrix. (1998). In W. G. Jacoby (Ed.), Statistical graphics for visualizing multivariate data (pp. 39–54). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412985970.n5
Infant Mortality 2007
Percent Persons Uninsured 2009
Percent Children Uninsured 2009
Percent Graduated High School 2007
Percent Graduated College 2007
Percent Persons Smoked 2009
Percent Males Smoked 2009
Percent Females Smoked 2009
Median Household Income (Thousands) 2009
Percent Persons in Poverty 2007
Food Stamp Exp. per Recipient 2007