Table 5

Methods used to compare different types of data

NominalOrdinalQuantitative—discreteQuantitative—continuous
NominalCross tabulationCross tabulationCross tabulationGraphical
Bar chartBar chartGraphical
OrdinalCross tabulationCross tabulationGraphical
Bar chartGraphical
Quantitative—discreteCross tabulationGraphical
Graphical
Quantitative—continuousScatter plot with regression and/or correlation