The formula for the median of grouped frequency distributions has a nice feature for analysing ordinal data – even if the data isn’t really grouped. This forumla computes the median and adds a decimal fraction value to it. The decimal fraction value is an estimate of where the median would be, if we were using a more granular scale. Especially social science data is often not available in a metric format. So using this formula is really helpful for making i.e. more differentiated comparisons between subsets of social data. Continue reading “Grouped Median Function for R – gmedian (), mQ()”
After a lot of hesitation I finally followed through. I got my own URL! I am planning on using this site for publishing stuff on social science – probably mostly concerned with quantitative empirical research, maybe I will also have some posts on photos and music.