Levels of Measurement and Units of Analysis

 

I. Data set: GSS

 

 

VAR1

Marital Status

VAR2

RACE

VAR3

AGE

VAR4

SEX

VAR5

AGECAT3 (1. 18-35, 2. 36-49, 3. 50-89)

Respondent 1

1

1

55

2

1

Respondent 2

1

1

33

2

3

Respondent 3

0

1

19

1

2

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 What are the units of analysis?     

 

What are the levels of measurement?

VAR1

VAR2

VAR3

VAR4

VAR5

 

II. Data set: Members of Congress

 

 

VAR2

Favor or oppose

VAR3

Graduate degree

VAR5

AGE

VAR6  YEARS IN CONGRESS

VAR11

PARTY

(1. Rebpulican, 2. Democrat

3. Other)

VAR27

%VOTE (in three categories)

Member 1

1

0

70

8

2

3

Member 2

1

1

65

16

2

3

Member 3

0

1

58

 

2

2

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:

 

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:

 

 What are the units of analysis?     

 

What are the levels of measurement?

VAR2

VAR3

VAR5

VAR6

VAR11

VAR27

 

III Data set: STATES

 

 

VAR3

%WHITE

 

VAR32

%POOR

VAR33

STATETAX

($)

VAR145

REGION

Alabama

71.1

18.6

1269

1

Alaska

69.3

8.9

2656

0

Arizona

75.5

15.6

1501

0

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:

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:

 

What are the units of analysis?     

 

What are the levels of measurement?

VAR3

VAR32

VAR33

VAR145