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For each pair of variables, indicate whether a two-way table would be appropriate for summarizing the relationship. In each case, briefly explain why

Summarizing quantitative data
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asked 2021-06-05
For each pair of variables, indicate whether a two-way table would be appropriate for summarizing the relationship. In each case, briefly explain why or why not. Satisfaction with quality of local K through 12 schools (satisfied or not satisfied) and political party (Republican, Democrat, etc.). Height (centimeters) and foot length (centimeters).

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2021-06-06
a) Notice that both variables that were measured are categorical, since they take on values that are category names. This is the crucial (and only) requirement for constructing a two-way table, and since that requirement is met, is is appropriate to construct a two-way table.
b) Notice that both variables are quantitative, since they take on values that are numerical values. Since a two-way table can only be constructed with categorical variables, it is not appropriate to construct a two-way table.
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