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SOCIAL STATISTICS

Renáta Németh, Dávid Simon

ELTE

Range

Range

With interval-ratio variable

It is the difference between the maximum and minimum values in the distribution.

Example

ISSP, 2006, Hungary. Income by party preference.

Party preference

Mean

Minimum

Maximum

Range

MDF

224.050.00

43.000

500.000

457.000

SZDSZ

133.392.86

24.000

500.000

476.000

FKGP

57.166.67

40.000

70.000

30.000

MSZP

123.963.76

10.000

500.000

490.000

FIDESZ

125.898.94

15.000

500.000

485.000

Munkáspárt

75.400.00

37.400

125.000

87.600

MIÉP

165.433.50

23.000

500.000

477.000

Other

159.100.00

54.000

500.000

446.000

Uncertain

148.636.12

2.000

500.000

498.000

Total

134.243.96

2.000

500.000

498.000

Check the computation of the range by comparing the maximum and minimum values.

Interpret the differences in ranges.

Compare the amount of variability in different group of supporters.

In Section The mean, MDF-supporters turned out to be the highest mean income group. How much variability does this group show comparing to the others?

Why is the range not appropriate for nominal or ordinal variables?