Introduction Name Tutor Course Title Date Analysis of Statistical Properties of Duncan's Occupational-Prestige Data Introduction The aim of this project is to analyze the statistical properties of Duncan’s-occupational prestige data. Duncan’s data contains 45 occupations and the prestige the US citizens attach to those occupations. The variable income shows the percentage of US citizens who received an average salary of $3 500 per year while variable prestige shows the percentage of people who rated the occupation as good. Several methods will be used to analyze and interpret the data. First the analysis will be done using descriptive statistics and normality of data. Descriptive statistics refers to the numbers used to explain the main features of the data collected. The main focus on descriptive statistics will be on the overall sample size measures of dispersion as well as measures of central tendency. Measures of central tendency will include the mean positive relationship between income and prestige. The main challenge in this project is the fact that the data collected seems not to follow a normal distribution and this brings doubt on the authenticity of the data. Another challenge is due to the changing roles and economic variables that may make the findings of the research irrelevant in future. These challenges could be addressed by relying on more recent data. Its main strength is on the use of all statistical tools that make the analysis to be comprehensive enough to make the results reliable (Duncan 380) Works Cited Christ Sharon L. et al. "The effects of a psychosocial dimension of socioeconomic position on survival: occupational prestige and mortality among US working adults." Sociology of health & illness 34.7 (2012): 1103-1117. Duncan Otis Dudley. "A socioeconomic index for all occupations." Class: Critical Concepts 1 (1961): 388-426. Treiman Donald J. Occupational prestige in comparative perspective. Elsevier 2013:50 [...]
The aim of this writing project is to analyze statistical properties of Duncan's occupational-Prestige data(https://socserv.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Books/Companion/data/Duncan.txt). The first row of the file consists of variable (column) names: income and prestige. Each subsequent row of the file contains data for one observation. There are 45 occupations.