## Describing the Sample

Nominal Data

The appropriate descriptive statistic for a nominal data is to
compute frequencies in each of the categories, which can be
converted to percentages by dividing by the total number of
participants and multiplying each of these proportions by 100. See
Chapter 5 for details on how to perform this process. It is
permissible to compute the mode (the most frequently occurring
score). For example, if one were computing the frequencies of teams
represented in the Baseball Hall of Fame, it would be reasonable to
state which team had the most players in the Hall of Fame. However,
reporting just that information will ignore most of the other
information that would be included in a frequency distribution, such
as which team has the second most players represented or which team
has the fewest players represented.

##### Are there other demographic variables that

should be summarized and/or tested?

If so, click the RETURN button.

Otherwise, Click the PROCEED button.