absenteeism: Absenteeism from school in New South Wales

Description Usage Format Source Examples

Description

Researchers interested in the relationship between absenteeism from school and certain demographic characteristics of children collected data from 146 randomly sampled students in rural New South Wales, Australia, in a particular school year.

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Format

A data frame with 146 observations on the following 5 variables.

eth

Ethnicity, representing Aboriginal (A) or not (N).

sex

Gender.

age

Age bucket.

lrn

Learner status, with average learner (AL) and slow learner (SL).

days

Number of days absent.

Source

Venables WN, Ripley BD. 2002. Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth Edition. New York: Springer.

Data can also be found in the R MASS package under the data set name quine.

Examples

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library(ggplot2)

ggplot(absenteeism, aes(x = eth, y = days)) +
  geom_boxplot() +
  coord_flip()

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