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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Guidelines: Smart posting behavior pays off

    Welcome to talkstats.com, the place for statistics help. This is a guideline for people who want to ask a question on this forum and value a...

    Started by TheEcologist‎, 11-27-2010 12:13 PM
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    Welcome to Talk Stats Forum. In order to keep homework help effective and efficient, we request all members to abide by these guidelines: 1)...

    Started by quark‎, 09-30-2005 09:44 AM
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  1. Regression analysis with a proportion for the dependent variable

    Hi, i want to run a regression analysis for some data I have. The dependent variable is a proportion, and the independent variables are all...

    Started by Imicola‎, 02-06-2008 07:07 AM
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  2. List of recommended stats books

    Stats novice here but enthusiast. What would be a list of books you would expect any BS in statistics to have. I have my list culled from uiuc's...

    Started by tigerstripedcat‎, 01-12-2011 08:10 PM
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  3. what shall I learn in order to understand logit models?

    Hello, I am an accounting student. i only did a unit in statistics covering basic topics such as basic probability, discrete probability...

    Started by t.wang21@yahoo.com.au‎, 07-17-2011 08:06 PM
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  4. Simpson's diversity index - comparing 2 sites

    I need to compare the Simpson's Diveristy Index of 2 sites. For each site I have collected beetles using pitfall traps - 20 traps per site. Using...

    Started by Entomologist‎, 07-20-2011 02:11 PM
    simpson's diversity index
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  5. Test for multiple means in a dataset

    In a dataset of arbitrary size what type of test could I apply to say with confidence that there are actually multiple smaller datasets present? ...

    Started by astickel‎, 07-27-2011 05:14 PM
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    08-01-2011, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Seems simple but I don't remember how to solve?

    Given a normal distribution with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 10, what is the probability that X > 112?

    Started by Trying4MBA‎, 08-06-2011 10:55 PM
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  7. Intepretation of regression estimates based on data from census

    I'm a bit curious about how to interpret confidence intervals of parameter estimates that comes from regression models (multiple regression and...

    Started by kabooze‎, 08-08-2011 01:08 AM
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    08-10-2011, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Comments on Distribution of Data

    I would want to know how to give proper comments on the spread of data through the use of graph and frequency polygon. I have done some search before...

    Started by gwelsh‎, 08-25-2011 06:40 AM
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  9. Real life question, probably very basic, but not sure where to start

    I'm working with some data sets ... let's call it variable "A", a lab result, vs time in days. I think A decreases with time, and would like to...

    Started by bymoor0‎, 09-06-2011 03:46 PM
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  10. Pretest-Posttest Data Analysis....Help needed urgently

    My research topic is based on comparison of the Effects of Traditional and Modern teaching techniques on Students’ Attitude and Achievement in...

    Started by indicastats‎, 09-20-2011 03:05 AM
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  11. t-distibution simulation

    How might one calculate the probability P(X<=x) drawn from 10,000 t-random numbers? This may involve utilizing computing software, but I'm more...

    Started by revans.evans‎, 10-02-2011 10:47 AM
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    10-02-2011, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Chi square help

    Hi I have a variable x which could have been given a value between 1 and 30 by 189 people. Running chi square suggests that the results are not due...

    Started by barnaby‎, 10-31-2011 11:00 AM
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    11-02-2011, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  13. estimating non-truncated parameters (source distribution) from truncated data

    Hi all, I have a question regarding ‘truncated’ data. Say, for example, I’m making buttons with a certain thickness, and the process gives a...

    Started by babucher‎, 10-21-2011 03:54 PM
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  14. sample size unequal probabiity

    how do you decide what n should be for a survey with unequal probability selection if you specify a margin of error of 3 percent? im interested in...

    Started by interestednew‎, 12-02-2011 06:28 PM
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    12-03-2011, 03:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Please help with formulas. Presentation in two hours

    I don't know what formulas to use The Berkley Gift Shop wants to have their own credit card with the “Berkley GS” logo, the Manager, Mr. Tyler...

    Started by miushja‎, 12-06-2011 12:18 PM
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  16. Sequential AIC model selection

    Hi there, when running a model selection using AIC, am I allowed to do sequential AIC model selections? Example: I have a dependent variable (X)...

    Started by Luke‎, 12-13-2011 03:13 PM
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  17. Negative effect size?

    Hi, I calculated the effect size for the results of Mann-Whitney U tests but some of them are negative. I was double checking the formula and how...

    Started by statn00b‎, 12-15-2011 11:09 AM
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  18. The importance of calculus and matrix/linear algebra in understanding statistics

    Hey all, I'm currently in a stats class that teaches the course (right now with a focus on correlation and linear regression) in a very...

    Started by Rhodo‎, 02-07-2012 09:35 PM
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  19. One question reliability... have you ever heard of?

    Hi I know this may seems silly to ask about but I have to !! I want to know if there is something like checking the reliability of just one...

    Started by Mougino‎, 02-09-2012 05:17 PM
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    02-10-2012, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Does having too many variables in a regression affect the R^2 result?

    Right now I have 1 variable that I need to predict the outcome of and 18 possible independent variables. When I ran the analysis, the R^2 value was...

    Started by david_q‎, 02-15-2012 07:31 AM
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  21. principal component analysis

    Can anyone tell me how to calculate the correlation between two components? I really have no idea how! thx in advance.

    Started by derekb‎, 02-17-2012 11:56 PM
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    02-18-2012, 02:17 AM Go to last post
  22. Non-normality persisting after various transformations

    Hi, I am using SPSS18. I am comparing a psychological treatment (n=26) to a control (n=32), but at the moment I'm still doing data cleaning and...

    Started by Alice‎, 02-22-2012 06:34 PM
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  23. Theory testing

    Hi guys (First Post, woop!) Im currently attempting to draft a PhD proposal investigating the role of optimism in Seligman's Well Being Theory but...

    Started by a.b.barker‎, 03-06-2012 12:10 PM
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  24. Really Basic A level Statistics Test. (Multiple Choice)

    1) ‘Cluster sampling’ is a term given to one method of (a) Selecting random numbers using excel (b) Probabilistic sample selection...

    Started by Alice15492‎, 03-07-2012 04:27 PM
    a level, sampling, simple, statistics test
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  25. How to check association between an interval variable & nominal variable?

    There is a collection of data of 2000 patients. I want to know the age of onset of Diabetes (an interval variable) has any relationship to the...

    Started by buddhika‎, 03-15-2012 04:35 PM
    interval data, nominal data, significance test
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  26. Post Kmeans clustering

    Every time I run the same calculation with the same number of cluster setting, I got different members in the cluster. What is the most reasonable...

    Started by Mostimportant‎, 03-21-2012 06:54 AM
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  27. single-case study

    Dear friends, I am running a single case study. I am collecting correct and incorrect responses on two similar tests in 3 moments in time. I would...

    Started by collegeblock‎, 05-02-2012 12:22 PM
    chi-square, mcnemar, methodology, single-case study
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  28. Yes/No Questionnaire Analysis

    Hey all. I'm having issues trying to figure out how to record and analyze some data I've collected. Here's the short story: 8 kids took before and...

    Started by Akelly1‎, 05-06-2012 08:40 PM
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  29. The wheat and chessboard problem

    So I'm watching the tv show Numbers and they ask a problem called the Wheat Chessboard Problem which basically says: (see this wiki link about...

    Started by trinker‎, 05-21-2012 12:36 AM
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    05-22-2012, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  30. normal distribution of residuals

    Hello, i have to normalize the residual but according to my original data, really i do not know what is the most suitable model (regression) I...

    Started by sihem‎, 05-21-2012 11:37 AM
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  31. Qualitative understanding of Logistic Regression

    I've been thinking hard about logistic regression, and I'm having some difficulty with the notion of "odds ratio" here. For each factor, I get an...

    Started by SmoothJohn‎, 05-24-2012 10:09 AM
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  32. Sample coefficient of correlation

    Okay, suppose that I have n pairs of (Xi,Yi) of random variables X and Y. Between these n pairs of values (Xi,Yi), I am given the information that...

    Started by babynutt‎, 08-07-2012 08:03 AM
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  33. Correcting unbalanced design

    I have ten replicates (bird's nests) that I have observed and made counts of the food that is going into the nests using cctv cameras. Unfortunately...

    Started by JonnyB‎, 08-06-2012 10:49 AM
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    08-06-2012, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  34. Permanova with covariate

    Dear all, I have designed a permanova analysis with covariate. It is a 1factorial design 1 Factor: Site (6 levels). 1 Covariate (Algal...

    Started by alexthomaswolf‎, 08-19-2012 08:06 AM
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    08-22-2012, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  35. Question Help on results interpretation plz.

    Hi all So I finally found out how to do what I wanted in SPSS in terms of tests but now I just wanted to check I was interpreting the data...

    Started by Pippy‎, 08-22-2012 11:36 AM
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  36. ANOVA terminology

    I am reviewing for comps and I am confused about the difference between a factorial and crossed design. In both cases they appear to have each level...

    Started by noetsi‎, 08-21-2012 10:31 AM
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    08-22-2012, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  37. 2 groups with ratio(s); How to test between-/within-group differences?

    Hi statistics community I am wondering if anyone could please give me advice on my rather simple (I assume) statistical problem. I am working...

    Started by ~Narayan~‎, 08-28-2012 04:51 AM
    between-group differences, ratio, within-group difference
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  38. Sample Size.. to generalize sample out to the population

    Hi all, Here, I ask your advise to overcome this, currently, I am working on master research, the aim of the research is to study the users...

    Started by MKAMER‎, 08-28-2012 08:32 AM
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    08-29-2012, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  39. Regarding supremum

    Hi guys, I hope everyone's been doing well. I have a quick question. Figured someone could answer without much effort. I know that with...

    Started by Link‎, 09-27-2012 10:48 PM
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    09-28-2012, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  40. Skewness and non-normally distributed data - Question.

    Hello everyone, this is actually my first post as I have just discovered this amazing forum for talking about statistics. I've read through the...

    Started by PBnJams‎, 10-11-2012 08:43 PM
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  41. Confusing Sampling Distribution Problem

    Ok, I was understanding how to work sampling distribution problems until I came to this one, and I cannot figure out how to do it for the life of me:...

    Started by MustainSally‎, 10-30-2012 11:35 PM
    probability, r code, sampling distribution
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  42. Distributions of random variables

    I have been sweating over these problems for 4 hours - can someone please help? Let Z1,...,Zn be identically independently distributed ~N(0,1)...

    Started by marleygrace‎, 10-18-2012 12:45 PM
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    10-18-2012, 01:24 PM Go to last post
  43. not sure of statistical test, probably some kind of ANOVA

    Hi all, I am not sure how to proceed given my data. I would appreciate if anyone could suggest a design. I tested the acceleration responses...

    Started by selecttext‎, 11-27-2012 01:37 PM
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    11-27-2012, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  44. Show that a sample size is too small for reliable results?

    Hi, I have a simple question about sample sizes I was hoping someone could help me with: A test subject drinks from 4 different glasses of water...

    Started by Nimtrix‎, 11-21-2012 09:40 AM
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    11-21-2012, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  45. 4 continuous IVs predicting a single binary DV

    Like the title says... I have 4 continuous IVs, whose combined effects (i.e. interactions possible) should predict a binary DV (possible values 1...

    Started by fizix‎, 12-14-2012 02:04 PM
    binary dependent variable
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    12-14-2012, 07:44 PM Go to last post
  46. When is the distribution abnormal, judging from the mean, median and modus?

    I have a poll data table with which be filled with between two and six thousand entries (one entry contains some 30 data). It is a table in SQL, a...

    Started by FrankC‎, 04-29-2013 12:52 PM
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    05-02-2013, 05:30 AM Go to last post
  47. Chi-Square and Uniform distributions: Where are they prevalent?

    Hey all. I'm in a pinch on a study and am needing to track down a source which will help me to identify in what areas of research data are organized...

    Started by krytellan‎, 12-27-2012 11:27 AM
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  48. Any suggestions?

    I am using Systat 13.1 to predict the influence of tobacco use on blood flow. Tobacco use is an independent binary variable (1,0, yes/no) and blood...

    Started by bgaynes‎, 12-26-2012 04:48 PM
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    12-31-2012, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  49. Thumbs up Comparing a list of values or mean to a predetermined value

    Hello all, I've been trying to figure this out all day but I am struggling. :( I have a number of temperature readings over a period of 21...

    Started by crispy‎, 02-27-2013 06:02 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,670
    03-02-2013, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  50. Hypothesis Test for a Population Proportion

    I just need a clarification on these 2. For the requirements. When it states it has to more than 2.1 percent we use that for the p, right? What...

    Started by PSG‎, 04-26-2013 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-28-2013, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  51. Compare 2 lists for statistical significance , which test to select ?

    I have 2 lists, a list that bought books and a list of readers that read those books. The lists are not coming from the same population . So the...

    Started by tnaser‎, 12-29-2012 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-02-2013, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  52. confused on which statistic test to use for a Questionnaire

    Hi I was wondering if any one could help me with which statistical test to use for my dissertation. Basically i have conducted a questionnaire using...

    Started by philfo‎, 03-21-2013 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,896
    04-04-2013, 04:10 AM Go to last post
  53. Unequal sample sizes?

    Hi, what do you have to consider when using unequal sample sizes? How does it differ from using equal sizes? As an example, I have Group 1:...

    Started by dannee_‎, 04-14-2013 03:59 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,886
    04-15-2013, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  54. Mann Whitney U - P Value of 0.0000

    Good Afternoon all, I am using a Mann Whitney U to compare two populations the data ranges from (-2 to 2). I have already done this on 4...

    Started by n1477‎, 05-09-2013 07:52 AM
    mann-whitney test, mann-whitney u, p value
    • Replies: 9
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    05-11-2013, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  55. Sample Categorization?

    Hello, I was wondering if you any of you knew what the best method would be for dividing a large sample (approx 30000) into 'categories'. This is...

    Started by pottersj‎, 05-22-2013 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-24-2013, 05:12 AM Go to last post
  56. Estimate the unknown parameters

    How we could estimate the parameters of non-linear combination of Normal Distribution Random Variables? Thank you

    Started by Ferra‎, 06-13-2013 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-17-2013, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  57. Null Hypothesis Rules: Can no difference be the alternative hypothesis?

    For his dissertation a colleague has developed a software tool and has the expectation (hypothesis) that people can complete the task with the...

    Started by eholder‎, 06-18-2013 04:02 AM
    alternative hypothesis, null hypothesis, reject
    • Replies: 9
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    06-19-2013, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  58. Interpreting sensitivity and specificity with corresponding PPV and NPV

    Hello, I have calculated sensitivities, specificities with pos and neg predictive values for different cutoff values of two biomarkers. What i...

    Started by amb_e‎, 08-15-2013 09:26 AM
    negative, positive, predictive value, sensitivity, specificity
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,531
    08-15-2013, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  59. Simple Statistics question. Please help.

    Suppose you wish to test the following hypotheses: Ho: p <= 0.25 and Ha: p > 0.25. If the proportion observed in a random sample of 100 items...

    Started by mikey32230‎, 09-02-2013 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,693
    09-04-2013, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  60. Confidence level vs Confidence Interval

    I am getting really confused on the confidence level/confidence interval distinction. Most examples I see on the net pair off a 95% confidence...

    Started by aferim‎, 09-11-2013 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,502
    09-12-2013, 12:59 PM Go to last post

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