Analytic Approach

The three questions below will guide the selection of appropriate methods to create data visualizations to show U.S. health care expenditures by state.
  1. What is the response (Y) of interest and how is it measured? The Total Healthcare Expense ($ mil) column aggregates all of the health care expenditures associated with smoking and will have the greatest impact for the smoking cessation class. It is likely that examining health care costs at a more granular level will not be as effective.
  2. Are predictor variables mentioned in the problem statement? If so, how many and what are their measurement levels? There are no predictor variables identified in the problem statement.
  3. What are you being asked to deliver? A data ...

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