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The chapter also introduces principles that guide the construction of any graph that shows data. From Chapter 3 of Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis, Second Edition. Robert Stine, Dean Foster. Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 25 29 Describing Categorical Data 1 ❘ LOOkINg AT DATA Let’s get specific about our motivation. You need a clear goal when you look at data, particularly a large data table. Our task in this chapter is to answer the following question: Which hosts send the most visitors to Amazon’s Web site?

The last column in Table 2 shows the proportion of the visits from each host. A proportion is also known as a relative frequency, and a table that shows Describing Categorical Data TABLE 2 Frequency table of hosts. 00 these is known as a relative frequency table. Proportions are sometimes multiplied by 100 and given as percentages. We prefer tables that show both counts and proportions side by side as in Table 2. com and that a third came from small hosts. The choice between proportions and percentages is a matter of style.

Take a look at Figure 10 (a). This bar chart identifies where in the US the 188,996 Amazon shoppers are from. At first glance, it appears as if the South sends several times as many shoppers to Amazon as the Central, Northeast, or West regions. That’s misleading. The baseline in this bar chart is not at zero; it is at 30,000. As a result, this chart violates the Area Principle because the sizes of the bars are not proportional to the counts. This scaling is helpful for seeing differences among the Northeast, Central and West regions, Data from USA Today, November 1, 2006.

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