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HERSCHEL KNAPP: Welcome to Practical Statisticsfor Nursing Using SPSS.This video shows how to process descriptive statisticsfor categorical variables.You can watch the entire video or use the time sliderto navigate directly to any time point.[Descriptive Statistics, Categorical-- Overview]

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: Unlike continuous variables that contain traditional numberslike age, weight, or test score, categorical variablesare different.They contain discrete categories.Examples of categorical variablesinclude gender, which contains two categories, meal,which contains three categories, or blood type, which

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: contains eight categories.Categorical variables can be summarizedusing the n, which is the total number of items containedin each category.This can also be presented as a percentage.A bar chart provides an intuitive graphto represent the number of items in each category.

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: A pie chart is also available, but in statistics, bar chartsare more common.This example uses the data set Ch 04-- Example 01--Descriptive Statistics.sav.[Descriptive Statistics, Categorical-- Test Run]This data contains two variables--

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: gender, a categorical variable, and age, a continuous variable.We'll order descriptive statistics for gender.Click Analyze, Descriptive Statistics, Frequencies.Move Gender to the Variables window.

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: Click Charts, and select Bar charts.The bar chart can be expressed in terms of frequencies--the actual number of items in each category--or as percentages.We'll use the default, frequencies.Click Continue, click OK, and it processes.

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: [Descriptive Statistics, Categorical-- Results]Here we see the summary statistics for gender.The frequency column shows 27 females and 23 males.These figures are also shown as percentages.The bar chart provides a graphical representationof these figures.

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HERSCHEL KNAPP [continued]: This concludes this video.

### Video Info

Series Name: Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS

Episode: 2

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Publication Year: 2016

Video Type:Tutorial

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## Abstract

Professor Knapp gives a beginning guide to data analysis in SPSS for nurses. He discusses nursing-specific variable entry and demonstrates bar chart creation in the software system.