Application: Cross Tabulation
Variable relationships are very important in quantitative
research. They tell researchers what effect different variables have upon one
another. One of the easiest ways to display relationships between variables is
through a cross-tabulation (cross-tab). A cross-tab is simply a chart that
shows frequency or distribution of one or more variables for every category of
another variable. Stated another way, a cross-tab is a joint frequency
distribution of observations on two or more sets of variables. These
statistical observations can be presented by numeric frequency, percentages, or
both, depending on which is most useful given the specific data context.
For this Application Assignment, perform a cross-tabulation on the data
provided in the handout “Week 10 Dataset” such that property crime is displayed
as a rate per student population. Though Excel is not the only software that
can be used to perform a cross-tabulation, it is used here because it is a
widely available program. The handout entitled, “Cross-Tabulation in Excel”
contains instructions on how to complete the task in Excel using two different
The assignment (2–3 pages):
Using Excel, perform a cross tabulation on the data provided in
the Week 10 dataset.
Explain what you can conclude from the output of the cross
Include your outputs in your Application Assignment document.
(Copy and paste them from Excel into your Word doc.)
With at least three references....
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the
assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT
presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for
this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules
3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and
4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.