Nominal vs. Nominal
Part 4: Reporting
If we combine all the reporting bits from the example, the full report for this variable, might have looked something like:
Often we hear that woman are more likely to be widowed. To see if there is a relation between gender and marital status, we asked people about their marital status and gender. Figure 1 shows the results of the survey.
As can be seen Figure 1 married is still by far the modal category for both males and females. The differences between males and females seem to be small (almost none for divorced), except for widowed where there are relatively many females.
Gender and marital status showed to have a significant but negligible association, χ2(4, N = 1941) = 16.99, p < .001, V = .09. A pairwise z-test post hoc analysis with Bonferroni correction revealed that only for widowed there was a significant difference between the male and female percentage, p < .05.
There appears to be just a little bit of truth to the stereotype that women are more likely to be widowed. To investigate what might cause this we also looked at………
Note the final paragraph explains the some-what technical results into more understandable English, something many readers would often appreciate.
Two nominal variables