## Describing the Sample

Ordered Data

Describing the sample on variables that produce ordered data is
much the same as describing the sample on variables that produce
nominal data. An example of ordered data might be course grades (A,
B, C, D, or F). Since you are not sure the the distance between
categories is equal, it is best to report the data cautiously as a
frequency distribution. See Chapter 5 for details on how to set up a
frequency distribution.

In some cases, one might have more confidence that the variables
approach the level of score data. For example, if you felt that the
distances between course grades were reasonably equal, you could
treat them as if they were equal and compute a mean of the grades
after converting As to 4.0, Bs to 3.0, and so on.

##### Are there other demographic variables

that should be summarized and/or tested?

If so, click the RETURN button.

Otherwise, Click the PROCEED button.