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Data for Fall 2000
Comparative Education Example
Maryland-Delware-New Jersey Data
Pennslyvania County Data
- A small set of socio-economic indicators for counties in
Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.
- There are six (6) varaibles:
- 1. County idenfication (FIPS) number.
The first two digits are state codes. (c1)
- 10 = Delaware
- 24 = Maryland
- 34 = New Jersey
- 2. Total population (c2)
- 3. Percent of county residents who graduated
from high school. (c3)
- 4. Median family income (c4)
- 5. Number of residents living below poverty level (c5)
- 6 Number of femaled headed households (c6)
- A set of three variables that provides an
opportunity to practice calculating simple
statistics and drawing graphs.
- County identification (FIPS) code. Of no substantive
- Percent of all persons in the county who are poor
- Percent of children 5 to 17 who are poor
- Median family income.
City Infant Mortality and Crime Rates
Per Capita energy Consumption in 50
- For Class notes 6 and Assignment 3
- D.C. data not included.
Percent of Housing Units Without
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- A single column of data for assignment 4.
- N = 3141
Number of Federal Employees,
1920 to 1985
- Five year periods
- c1 Federal employees (1,000)
- c2 Population (1,000)
- c3 Year
- c4 Time period indicator
- 0 for years before 1945
- 1 for years 1945 and after
- c5 Per capita federal employees
Right to work data from Carneige Mellon University
Stat Lab used in Class 15 Notes.
Note: you may have to delete the state abbreviations
- State abbreviation (c1)
- Percent of state employees in unions (c2)
- Presence or absence of state employee right to work
law 0 = No 1 = Yes (c3)
- Presence or absence of general right to work
law 0 = No 1 = Yes (c4)
- Percent of workforce in unions (c5)
Boston "Cities" Data
- N = 506
- This is the full version from the "Stat Library." It
is too large for the Student Version of MINITAB.
- You will have to cut out or edit the heading
information at the top of the file. It takes time but
can be done.
Limited Version of Boston "Cities" Data
- This is an abbreivated version for use in
- It has only four variables: per capita crime rate,
percent of "older" housing, percent of population
classified as "lower class," and median value
of owner-occupied housing.
State Public Expenditures
Surgical Procedures Data
used in Class 18
- Shows the importance of recognizing outliers and using
- Data for 50 States plus District of Columbia (N = 51)
- c1 Number of surgical procedures
- c2 Number of surgical specialists/100,000 population
- c3 Number of general surgeons/100,000
- c4 State Population in 1990
Various Cross-national Social
and Economic Indicators
- From Statistica Methods,
Agresti and Finlay.
- For Assignment 10 the
18th case is Nigeria.
Sample data from Class 4:
- Sample of 13 California counties; 14 Alabama counties.
- Variables are:
- c1: California: infant mortality, 1990.
- c2: California: Crimes known to police,per 100,000
- c3: California: Active physicians per 100,100
- c4: Alabama: infant mortality, 1990.
- c5: Alabama: Crimes known to police,per 100,000
- c6: Alabama: Active physicians per 100,100
"Religon and Politics Data"
Age and Height Datafor
Posc/Uapp 816 - Class 9
- Three variables from the 1996 American National
Full sample N = 1713
Sample of sample N = 750
- Use this when using the Student version of MINITAB
- column 1 (c1) "Respondent agrees/Disagrees: mothers
with children should work."
- column 2 (c2) "How frequently does respondent
- column 3 (c3) "Respondent's view on whether the Bible
is the word of God."
- (c1) Age in months
- (c2) Height in centimeters
Smoking and Cancer Data for
Posc/Uapp 816Class 11 - A and Assignment 6.
- These data come from the Data Story Library
- The raw data are here
Vote for Perot in 1992 in three states.
- Data are for the counties in Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland,
- c1: Percent of county voters for Perot in 1992.
- c2: Percent of county voters for Reagan in 1984.
- c3 State indicator:
- 1 New Jersey
- 2 Colorado
- 3 Maryland
- 4 Oregon
Crime and Social-economic data for 67 Florida Counties
- Data from Agresti and Finlay, Statistical
Methods for Social Sciences
- c1 Crimes per 1,000 population.
- c2 Income in thousands of dollars.
- Percent of residants with at least a high
- Percent living in urban areas.
Turnout in presidential elections,
1824 to 1996.
- Column 1: Percent of eligible electorate voting.
- Column 2: Year
California House Members