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    quartiles

    Please
    I have a question about quartiles: Can I organize from lowest to highest cualitatives variables through a weight assigned to them?
    For example
    John 4
    Alex 3
    Mary 2
    Bob 1 and so if i have a sample: 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 , can I find the quartiles yet I find for example Q2= 2,5? Thank you
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    Re: quartiles

    You can do that but what would it tell you? What are these numbers you have assigned to those names? What does "2.5" mean here?
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    Re: quartiles

    Thank you. For example with levels: 1 is low preference, 2 medium preference and 5 is high preference. I donīt understand 2,5 what is it? If I have for example, number of children (1,2,3,4,...) and the median would be 2,5, how understand this value?
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