Pattern Analysis - Crossed Orderings

Generic Question: What is the relationship between two orderings (variables)?

Data Type: Two quantitative, ordinal, or categorical orderings (variables) and an optional third ordering.

: Association between two orderings (or pattern among three orderings). The association can take any theoretically meaningful pattern, including common linear and monotonic patterns.  

Traditional analogs
: chi-square test of independence (or association), log-linear analysis, Pearson's r, Spearman's rho.

Summary: This analysis can be used when you wish to examine the relationship between two or three orderings (variables). For instance, the association between personality types and voting behaviors or the association between a drug and clinical outcome. This analysis can therefore be used instead of a chi-square test of independence, Pearson's r, or Spearman's rho.

Software Access: The Pattern Analysis -- Crossed Orderings procedure can be found by selecting "Analyses --> Pattern Analysis --> Crossed Orderings" from the Main Menu. The procedure window appears as:

Videos and Files: The following videos and files describe the procedure and its various options. Be sure to set the video quality to High Definition (1080p) if the browser does not automatically do so. If you wish to follow along with the analyses on your own computer, download and open the data set(s) linked at the bottom of this page. 

Reporting Results