Gilby: Clothing and Intelligence Rating of Children

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Description

Schoolboys were classified according to their clothing and to their teachers rating of "dullness" (lack of intelligence), in a 5 x 7 table originally from Gilby (1911). Anscombe (1981) presents a slightly collapsed 4 x 6 table, used here, where the last two categories of clothing were pooled as were the first two categories of dullness due to small counts.

Both Dullnes and Clothing are ordered categories, so models and methods that examine their association in terms of ordinal categories are profitable.

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Format

A 2-dimensional array resulting from cross-tabulating 2 variables for 1725 observations. The variable names and their levels are:

No Name Levels
1 Dullness "Ment. defective", "Slow", "Slow Intell", "Fairly Intell", "Capable", "V.Able"
2 Clothing "V.Well clad", "Well clad", "Passable", "Insufficient"

Source

Anscombe, F. J. (1981). Computing in Statistical Science Through APL. New York: Springer-Verlag, p. 302

References

Gilby, W. H. (1911). On the significance of the teacher's appreciation of general intelligence. Biometrika, 8, 93-108 (esp. p. 94). [Quoted by Kendall (1943,..., 1953) Table 13.1, p 320.]

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data(Gilby)

mosaic(Gilby, shade=TRUE)

# correspondence analysis to see relations among categories
if(require(ca)){
	ca(Gilby)
	plot(ca(Gilby))
	title(xlab="Dimension 1", ylab="Dimension 2")
}

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