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Questions tagged [percentage]

Number or ratio expressed as a portion of 100

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Modelling a percentge as a dependent variable

I have a dataset containing 4 variables: Y - the dependent variable. This is a percentage of students in a school that choose to take an external exam. The values vary from 20% to 70%. X - the ...
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Is it reasonable to display “percentage data” in a boxplot, why?

I have data that are in fact percentages of C (bound to clay) combusted in a certain temperature interval. Exemplary data: ...
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What model should I use if I want to describe the relationship between the % and binary outcome

I want to model a relationship between the % of students who received a flu vaccine at a certain school and whether their school had a flu outbreak or not. Thanks
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counting percentage [closed]

I'm quite new to stats. For the dataset below, if I want to count the percentage of people who answered yes OR belong to department A, should I first: count the percentage of people who answered yes ...
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What statistics test to compare the repartition of multiple choices between two groups?

I made an experiment about UX where the participant has to detect among five differents configurations the one that he prefers. The configurations are slightly different and are presented randomly 3 ...
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Comparing percentages from survey results with different response rate

I have to compare survey results based on a questionnaire floated. Out of total 50 questions, A responded for 40 questions. Out of 40 questions responded, answer for 30 questions are Yes. Out of ...
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On average of percents

I have read some pages about how to calculate the average of percents. However, still I don't understand something... Assume data points are organized in the following manner: We have two categories ...
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regression with percentage DV and multiple dummy IV

I am running a market analysis about e-mail responses for my marketing class. I have the following data entries: Observations: 400 different sequences of e-mails where sent to different target ...
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How to standardize count data for different sampling site sizes

I want to do a linear regression for my data but I’m not sure what I need to do with my raw data before running a linear regression. I have counts for species in several forests of differing sizes. I ...
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Difference in Quantile and cumulative percentage

How would you differentiate between the quantile function and cumulative percentage below? Note the treatment of numerics as categorical when grouping is performed. When would you use one over the ...
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Interpretation of the phrase “percent reduction relative to”

In the book Freakonomics, the following phrases appear: "From 1960 to 1985, the number of police officers fell 50 percent relative to the number of crimes. I interpret the above to mean that $$ r_{...
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Regression with frequency rating in percent as dv

I seem to have a similar issue as asked in this thread, nevertheless I'm still clueless about what model I have to fit to my data. I conducted a repeated measure experiment (consisting of 2 sessions) ...
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T-test for “discrete” variable

In my dataset, I have 2 columns. Both of them are a percentage. However, they only take the following values : (0,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100). I would like to know if I could do a t-test on those ...
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How to report percentage change in proportions?

I want to compare changes in the proportion of fruit purchases over time for a household. For example, in year 1, 4/40 (10%) fruit were apples, in year 2, 12/80 (15%) fruit were apples. When ...
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Interpretation of variable in a probit model

I am struggling interpreting the coefficient of a variable which is expressed as a proportion in a probit model. As it currently stands , I am interpreting the average partial effects of this variable ...
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Nominal values, constant prices and exchange rates comparability issues

I want to analyse several variables expressed in different units of measurement. X is expressed in 2017 costant prices (euro and national currency) and Y in current dollars. In what unit of ...
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Comparing percentiles of datasets of varying sizes

I am trying to build a simple anomaly detection solution. I have a dataset with normal observations. It has about a 100 values. I calculate the ...
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Statistical significance of percentage difference for a poll question with multiple options?

The question is: how to calculate the statistical significance of difference between percentages in the case described below? Suppose we have a poll question with $n$ answer options $A_1, …, A_n$, ...
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Should I use weights in calculating the Coefficient of Variation for transformed proportions?

I have percentages of people having an event for 21 regions. Since I want to calculate a Coefficient of Variation, I took the arcsine of the proportions to normalize data. The problem is: every region ...
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Ratio measure vs. difference measure?

I am comparing food inflation estimates from different sources for the same year and country. Food inflation can be negative or positive, e.g. year 2010: 5% in Source A and 7.5% in Source B; year 2011 ...
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Percentage of Middle Class People Between 15 - 29 years old, using two different percentages

I'm trying to calculate the percentage of middle class people between 15 and 29 years old. I know that 27.9% of the total population is inside that age period, and also that 15% of the total ...
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How to create a model in which one predictor variable creates an x% increase in response?

I have two different predictors "A" and "B" that can be used (not at the same time) to affect a response variable, "C". Previous data has shown a very strong linear relationship between A and C, ...
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Machine Learning model with aggregated data as training

I would like to predict a LABEL: A,B or C using a classification machine learning model. My data to train the model is like: ...
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How to test for differences between two distributions with percentages?

Imagine there are two distributions: Distribution 1 lists the shares of each ice cream flavor of all favourite flavors in village A: ...
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Black Friday Staffing

Say I am running a store and I have the daily customer count for the last 5 years. I note that the average customer count on Black Fridays is three times higher than the average for the rest of the ...
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Find standard deviation for percent change from baseline

Similar questions have been answered here but they don't apply perfectly to my issue. I am doing a meta-analysis. One of the included study presents its data as baseline values (mean+-SD) and percent ...
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Converting standard deviation of percent change to absolute change

I have the following data: However, I wish to know the standard deviation of the absolute change rather than the percentage change. To clarify, for Cloz: absolute change = 0.14*53 = 7.42, and we are ...
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Statistical difference between multiple groups using percentage data

I have 3 groups of data. Group 1 contains 11 values, group 2 contains 7 and group 3 contains 11 values. The values are in the form of 'percentage change over time'. I would like to test to see if the ...
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How to account for missing observations in multivariate regression?

My research concerns the eBay feedback mechanism. users have a "feedback score" (total positive reviews less negative reviews) and a "feedback percentage " $\frac{positives}{positives+negatives}$. ...
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Testing for a substitution over time

I am trying to test what types of jobs IT employees are replacing in an industry. My data looks like this. Each of the values in the rows are percentages (I'm not sure how to put a percentage in a row ...
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Would I calculate the percentage difference or percentage change?

I am interpreting data which is concerned about the level of CO2 emitted. The value of 322 is the expected value, but 292 was actually the measured value. Would I then calculate the percentage ...
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percentage of a normalized value

Let's say we have N cookies. We are giving the cookies to kids in different schools in different states. Each school has a fixed number of kids. We want a final value of cookies per kid for each ...
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How to combine count data and percentage data for ordination methods?

The system I have has multiple sites each of which was surveyed for biodiversity. Some species are too hard to count individually so we used percentage cover, others were easy to count so we have ...
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How to calculate a 'relative percentage' from an online survey

I'm not sure if 'relative percentage' is the right terminology here, but here's my problem: I have created an online survey which consists of 50 questions with simple yes/no answers. The questions ...
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Difference vs log-difference: do they behave similarly?

Consider two positively-valued time series, $\{X(t),Y(t)>0|t\geq0\}$. Now consider two transformations: $$ U(t) = Y(t) - \beta X(t),\\ V(t) = \ln{[Y(t)]} - \ln{[\beta X(t)]}, $$ with $\beta>0$ ...
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Do equal percentage changes mean perfect correlation?

Consider two datasets, say time series $\{X(t),Y(t)|t\geq0\}$, and that the two experience an equal percentage change from one period to the next for all time. That is, if there is an $\alpha \%$ ...
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Need help finding correlation between output and tax rate? - Best method to do so

I am currently doing a study on the impact of a change in agriculture taxes on agriculture output. I want to compare output (volume in $) data for years 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017 in different crop ...
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Is it meaningful to calculate percent change on the average of N normalized data series?

I have N financial series consisting of 20 yearly revenue values each. In each series, there is a comparable trigger occuring during one year, but it doesn't necessarily occur in the same year across ...
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Analyzing data expressed as a percentage allowing for phylogenetic signal

I am analyzing a dataset which consists of measurements for several different metabolites over a number of species. In each cell, the data are expressed as the percentage of the metabolite j in the ...
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Relationship between coefficient of dispersion and percent of data points above the median?

If I know the coefficient of dispersion and the median of a data set, is it possible for me to then calculate the percent of data points that are above the median? For example, what if the median is ...
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Percentile calculation for binary voting system

Consider a system like Tinder for example where users can vote yes or no to a profile (like or dislike). If Tinder wanted to come up with an internal percentile rating of a user based only on the ...
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Would “percentage of correct answers” be considered interval or ratio data?

I'm currently working on a research assignment an I'm trying to determine whether a dependent variable like "percentage of correct answers" would be considered interval or ratio data. I was originally ...
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Combine two different probabilities

I'm not sure how to best phrase this, but I'm not sure how to combine two probabilities (or if that even makes sense). Example: Assume that 5% percent of the population has a particular gene is 20 ...
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z test for sum of two percentages as greater than 100

I have a data set in which participants made a choice between two options--option A and option B. Participants were assigned to either choose an option or reject an option (so, there are two ...
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On the use of running total instead of raw data in change point detection

I am working with a percentage time series data recorded at irregular time step that generally shows or expected to show a decreasing trend with time (and at an increasing rate towards end of the time ...
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Converting Cohen's d to a Relative Risk for a model-based economic evaluation

Hello researchers: my question is about the use of forest plot results for an economic model. In a forest plot you could have the following results: 0.34 [0.22, 0.45], which would be the pooled ...
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Distance measure for binary arrays

Basically if I have binary sequence that I want to check against, and I want to determine how far other binary sequences are to this first sequence, what is the most appropriate measure to use. The ...
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Wording for comparing two percentages

I am trying to figure out how to make a correct statement with two values: X = 59.8% Y = 26.7% Is this correct? ...
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Regression Relationship Between Fraction and Whole Number

I am trying to determine the best regression model to use to determine if there is a relationship between clicks (independent variable) (represented as a whole ...