Chapter 4: Two-Way Contingency Tables

Summary

The analysis of two-way frequency tables concerns the association between two variables. A variety of specialized graphical displays help us to visualize the pattern of association, using area of some region to represent the frequency in a cell. Some of these methods are focused on visualizing an odds ratio (for 2 x 2 tables), or the general pattern of association, or the agreement between row and column categories in square tables.

Contents

4.1. Introduction
4.2. Tests of association for two-way tables
4.3. Stratified analysis
4.4. Fourfold display for 2 x 2 tables
4.5. Sieve diagrams
4.6. Association plots
4.7. Observer agreement
4.8. Trilinear plots
4.9. Chapter summary
4.10. Lab exercises

Selected figures

• Figure 4.2

Spineplot of the Mental data.
• Figure 4.2

Fourfold displays for the Berkeley admission data. Left: unstandardized; right: equating the proportions of males and females.
• Figure 4.9

Sieve diagrams for the HairEyeColor data. Left: expected frequencies shown in cells as numbers and the number of boxes; right: observed frequencies shown in cells.
• Figure 4.17

Association plot for the hair-color eye-color data. Left: marginal table, collapsed over gender; right: full table.
• Figure 4.18

Agreement charts for husbandsâ€™ and wivesâ€™ sexual fun. Left: unweighted chart, showing only exact agreement; right: weighted chart, using weight w1 = 8/9 for a one-step disagreement.
• Figure 4.20

Weighted agreement charts for both patient samples in the MSPatients data. Departure of the middle rectangles from the diagonal indicates lack of marginal homogeneity.
• Figure 4.22

Lifeboats on the Titanic, showing the composition of each boat. Boats with more than 10% male passengers are labeled.