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1.03 Associations between categorical variables

Interactive practice questions

Consider the following variables:

  • gender
  • favourite dog breed
 

Which is the explanatory variable and which is the response variable?

The explanatory variable is gender and the response variable is favourite dog breed.

A

The explanatory variable is favourite dog breed and the response variable is gender.

B

The explanatory variable is gender and the response variable is favourite dog breed.

A

The explanatory variable is favourite dog breed and the response variable is gender.

B
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Consider the following variables:

  • child's eye colour
  • parent's eye colour

Consider the following variables:

  • country of birth
  • language spoken at home
 

Consider the following variables:

  • favourite ice cream flavour
  • birth place

Outcomes

ACMGM049

construct two-way frequency tables and determine the associated row and column sums and percentages

ACMGM050

use an appropriately percentaged two-way frequency table to identify patterns that suggest the presence of an association

ACMGM051

describe an association in terms of differences observed in percentages across categories in a systematic and concise manner, and interpret this in the context of the data

ACMGM055

identify the response variable and the explanatory variable

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