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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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  2. Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: We only provide homework help to those who show effort

    Welcome to Talk Stats Forum. In order to keep homework help effective and efficient, we request all members to abide by these guidelines: 1)...

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  1. Reliability question

    I am doing some research at the moment using something called transcranial magnetic stimulation, which involves delivering stimulation to the area of...

    Started by lightwelter‎, 02-27-2017 11:12 AM
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  2. standard error of quadratic estimate

    Hi all, I want to estimate the value of an independent variable X (temperature in F) that maximized my dependent variable Y (pressure in bars)....

    Started by szm‎, 02-26-2017 01:51 PM
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  3. Basic probability help

    Mechanical Engineering reported on the need for wireless networks to monitor the quality of industrial equipment. For example, consider Eaton Corp.,...

    Started by beccaspends‎, 02-26-2017 06:01 PM
    probability, statistics
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  4. Analysis of data - how to find the most relevant factors

    Solved. Sorry... You can delete it.

    Started by skw‎, 02-25-2017 05:33 PM
    data, data analysis, statistic
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    • Views: 1,572
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  5. Can I perfrom Two Way Anova? Also, is it possible to predict chemical percentage?

    Dear Fellow members, I have a data (attached the structure) and each data point is average of 30 observations. In this, I measure the chemical...

    Started by lawrence.slj‎, 02-25-2017 04:42 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-25-2017, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  6. Some IVs are normally distributed but some aren't, how to deal with it?

    Hi there, In my study I had two groups of people (depressed patient vs. healthy control) and I compared their neural physiologic activity (EEG...

    Started by Ping Koo‎, 02-23-2017 05:16 AM
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    02-24-2017, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Diagnostic test- sample size

    Hi I wish to work out a sample size to compare two types diagnostic test for accuracy (Sensitivity and specificity). The diagnostic tests are similar...

    Started by throughstream‎, 02-23-2017 12:51 PM
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    02-23-2017, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Imdb top 250 and bottom 100 calculation

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMDb#Ranking The above page describes how the top 250 is calculated where the m (prior) value is set at 25000 for...

    Started by shaju304‎, 02-22-2017 10:57 PM
    bayesian, bayesian estimation
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    02-22-2017, 10:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Analyzing 3 qualitative (categorical) variables

    I have a data set with 4 values per record. Product, Location, Month of Year, Units Sold. I am trying to determine for each product if location...

    Started by gatorrob86‎, 02-21-2017 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,886
    02-22-2017, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Question Comparison of averages

    Hi, I'm hoping this is a very basic question for someone. I am comparing some statistics from a private language school over two years: In...

    Started by vivid‎, 02-22-2017 08:05 AM
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  11. what is quasibinomial distribution?

    I've done some search, but still can't understand what quasibionmial distribution is. Can anyone give me an intuitive explanation? What is a...

    Started by youngukoo‎, 06-20-2013 02:05 AM
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    02-21-2017, 06:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Confidence level?

    A poll of 80,000 like minded people is taken. The sample is 400. It is a yes or no poll. The results are 395 Yes and 5 No. What can be deduced from...

    Started by Blueray123‎, 02-21-2017 04:24 PM
    confidence, polls
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  13. Standard error bar question.

    Im doing a lab on mitosis and have calculated the SE already for all the categories. I am almost certain that when the instructions state (± 2 SE)...

    Started by Rsahu1919‎, 02-21-2017 10:59 AM
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    02-21-2017, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  14. Help with Exploratory factor analysis

    Hello, I am running exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to explore the existence of possible structures within my sample and I have managed to...

    Started by paulcoolvoice‎, 02-21-2017 12:09 PM
    efa, factor analysis
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,356
    02-21-2017, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Question

    Hi :) please help me this one :D For data that can be modeled with normal distributions, our basic model takes the form Y ∼ N(Xβ, V ), where Y is...

    Started by danrodberg‎, 02-21-2017 03:40 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-21-2017, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  16. Grouping and comparing

    Dear forum members, I'm kind of a noob when it comes to statistics :rolleyes: Currently I'm working on a research project where I use SPSS to...

    Started by omega6‎, 02-21-2017 04:15 AM
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    02-21-2017, 04:15 AM Go to last post
  17. difference between estimating variance and standard deviation.

    In a simulation study, is there any difference between \bullet to estimate the variance \sigma^2, 1000 times and taking its average, and ...

    Started by user1234‎, 02-19-2017 04:52 AM
    hierarchical model, multilevel modeling, r programing, simulation, variance components
    • Replies: 6
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    02-20-2017, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  18. associations and correlation VS Group differences

    Hello to all Talk Stats members! I would really appreciate your help on an issue that's really troubling me... In a previous post of mine I talked...

    Started by Curtains White‎, 02-18-2017 10:36 AM
    associations, correlation, group differences, spss 23, study design
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,582
    02-20-2017, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  19. ANCOVA - conflicting results, how to code test

    I carried out a group project on a uni field course looking at whether a species' vigilance was affected by whether or not there were young in the...

    Started by Victoria_W‎, 02-17-2017 11:28 AM
    ancova, covariance, factors
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,454
    02-19-2017, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  20. Which test to use?

    I have come across a circumstance that I wonder if you can guide me in the right direction. There are player rankings or ratings for certain hockey...

    Started by mgattone‎, 02-17-2017 12:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-19-2017, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  21. Confidence interval: true or false?

    We have measured the concentration cesium-137 in the tissue of 15 tunafish. We may consider the distribution as normal distribution and a 95 %...

    Started by medicalstatistics‎, 02-18-2017 08:30 AM
    confidence interval, medical statistics
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,363
    02-19-2017, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  22. chi squared (hermit crabs and pieces of plastic)

    Good day all, new to this and stats overall so I hope i phrase this appropriately one of our students created an experiment to look at the...

    Started by patricksean‎, 01-25-2017 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-19-2017, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  23. Calculating a true relative proficiency index

    I want to calculate an accurate relative rating of a typist's skill or proficiency for each key on the keyboard. If I give someone a sample of...

    Started by Jennifer Murphy‎, 02-18-2017 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-18-2017, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  24. Need Help: sports statistics

    Hi , I am looking for a formula or an exel formula to rank professional athletes 2016 season statistically. In football, a cornerback has a rating...

    Started by yung jabba‎, 02-18-2017 12:35 PM
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    02-18-2017, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  25. HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

    Hello, I am a physician with a decent amount of experience with clinical research, but am stumped on what statistical test to run on this basic...

    Started by wondrousnicholas‎, 02-16-2017 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-17-2017, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  26. Methods for visualizing the association between a dichotomous vs. categorical

    Type of dependent variable (y variable) vs. type of independent variable (x variable) The question: for the association between a dichotomous vs...

    Started by mina44‎, 02-16-2017 10:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-17-2017, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  27. Hypothesis Testing: population and samples

    Hello and thank you so much in advance for your help! My question has to do with hypothesis testing, specifically in regards to population and...

    Started by itssingertime‎, 02-16-2017 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  28. Normality question

    Hi everyone. I am doing a panel data project. One of the key factors is unemployment. The dependent is program enrollment. Unemployment is not...

    Started by BetsyL94‎, 02-16-2017 10:11 AM
    normality, panel data, regression analysis
    • Replies: 5
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    02-16-2017, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  29. How to calculate a confidence interval for the % difference of means for 2 groups?

    I have 2 sets of independent (unpaired) continuous data and want to show the relative difference between their means (i.e group B mean is 40% of...

    Started by Terry1945‎, 02-16-2017 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-16-2017, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  30. How to do a bonferroni correction after Kruskal Wallis H

    Hello everyone! My knowledge in statistics being very poor, I would like to ask for your valuable help! Wanting to check any differences between...

    Started by Curtains White‎, 02-15-2017 05:29 AM
    bonferroni correction, kruskal wallis, spss 23
    • Replies: 5
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    02-16-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  31. Confidence intervals with sensitivity and specificity

    Hi I'm reading a journal that displays there sensitivity and specificity with 95% confidence intervals however I struggling to see how they worked...

    Started by throughstream‎, 02-15-2017 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-15-2017, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  32. Stopping rules for cross-sectional phone surveys?

    Hi, I am part of a group who is deploying a phone survey. We're stratifying by age and sex. The sampling frame doesn't exist so we're using RDD to...

    Started by Sabby‎, 02-15-2017 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-15-2017, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  33. Sum of log normals not log normal; Monte Carlo Simulation

    The Problem is this: Let X1, X2 be two normaly distributed R.V. with equal Variance sigma, expectation 0 undCorrelation Rho. I Would like to: ...

    Started by Götze1989‎, 02-14-2017 11:18 AM
    lognormal, monte carlo, shapiro-wilk test
    • Replies: 2
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    02-15-2017, 07:53 AM Go to last post
  34. Normal Distribution help

    Fill in the blank. Suppose you have a normal distribution N(5,1), i.e. µ=5, σ = 1 a) ~68% of observations will fall between _____ and _____ . b)...

    Started by ocomin‎, 02-11-2017 11:44 PM
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    02-15-2017, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  35. Comparing whether there is a significant difference between 3 numbers. Help please!!

    Hi, So I have lots of participants for whom I have created a score for on three levels. For each participant, I am trying to find out whether...

    Started by Dragonfly‎, 02-13-2017 03:23 PM
    comparing, difference, means, significant, spss
    • Replies: 2
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    02-15-2017, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  36. Compare two means without raw data

    Hello. I have some questions. I have two groups of subjects, let say group A and group B. Group A: I have the raw data of group A. There are 80...

    Started by wcy‎, 02-14-2017 01:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-14-2017, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  37. Help with stats for surgery research

    hey everyone, first time poster here. I used to be a stats geek but four years of medical school and five years of residency have helped wipe that...

    Started by PapaGiorgio‎, 02-14-2017 02:31 PM
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    02-14-2017, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  38. Test to use for discrete Y and continuous X

    Hello, I need to determine if there is a relationship between an independent variable that is continuous (in seconds) and dependent variable that is...

    Started by jascareer29‎, 02-14-2017 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-14-2017, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  39. Rewriting integration by summation

    Suppose that n individuals have lifetimes represented by random variables T_1, T_2, \ldots, T_n. Instead of the observed values for each lifetime, we...

    Started by user1234‎, 02-14-2017 04:55 AM
    biostatistics, cox proportional hazard, hazard function, kaplan-meier, survival analysis
    • Replies: 0
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    02-14-2017, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  40. Binomial Distribution confusion

    Hi, I'm currently confused on a question and don't quite understand how to solve it. The question is Suppose 75% of all households with telephone...

    Started by Aleckandre98‎, 02-13-2017 09:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-14-2017, 03:39 AM Go to last post
  41. Picking an appropriate ANOVA, assigning factors

    Hi all. I recently performed a simple ANOVA on my data, but I think doing so was not quite right. What I'm attempting to do is (1) determine whether...

    Started by meltvariant‎, 02-13-2017 02:33 PM
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    02-13-2017, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  42. Need Help breaking down a formula

    I'm having trouble getting my head around this formula. I've always had a rough time with them and I don't understand why Sigma is on the right side...

    Started by Pasdeseul‎, 02-13-2017 12:49 PM
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    02-13-2017, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  43. Which test to use except x2 for nominal variables

    Dear TalkStatsers, I've been puzzling my head all weekend as to what statistical test I should use for the following question; "Who do you think...

    Started by Curtains White‎, 02-12-2017 01:29 PM
    nominal variables, spss 23, x2 test
    • Replies: 2
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    02-13-2017, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  44. 2 way and 3 way interaction

    Can anyone explain why a two way interaction only becomes significant when a third factor is introduced. For eg. Time*Treatment ns p=0.2...

    Started by Palermo‎, 02-12-2017 08:50 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-12-2017, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  45. Doing Parametric Tests without normal distribution

    Hello everyone! Is it true that when your sample is more than 30 people, you can do parametric tests, even though your sample may not follow the...

    Started by Curtains White‎, 02-12-2017 08:46 AM
    non parametric tests, normal distribution, parametric tests, spss 23
    • Replies: 1
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    02-12-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  46. the statistical normality test

    I have sample in my assignment and that is paired . when I did normality test through sas I had p value .0001 how do we consider whether this...

    Started by raju1‎, 02-02-2017 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,194
    02-12-2017, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  47. Which test in Spss is appropriate for my case

    In my questionnaire I had the 5 scale likert type question “How whould you evaluate new technologies?” (1: entirely negative, 2: relatively negative,...

    Started by Curtains White‎, 02-11-2017 11:47 AM
    chi-square test, fisher exact test, spss
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,647
    02-12-2017, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  48. Bayesian inference with MCMC numeric calculation

    I need help with this Bayesian inference problem: Basketball team players are shooting balls in a game with the statistics of X = {(ki, ni)}. ki is...

    Started by one1‎, 02-11-2017 04:54 PM
    bayesian inference
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    02-11-2017, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  49. Paired sample t-test?

    Here is the problem. I conducted a small pilot research on multicultural differences in the perception of giftedness. I asked my students, half...

    Started by Ornat‎, 02-10-2017 03:26 PM
    paired sample; t-test
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,260
    02-10-2017, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  50. Pool data and compare data for my systematic review

    Hello everybody, I am new to this website and to statistics as well. Currently I am writing a systematic review on complications and reoperations...

    Started by Rotterdam‎, 01-27-2017 10:16 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
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    02-10-2017, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  51. Point-biserial correlation when some of the test assumptions is violated

    Hi! I originally posted my question on StacExchange-CrossValidated, but no one there seems to be able to answer my question. This is the...

    Started by RasmusGreen‎, 02-07-2017 11:42 AM
    continous variable, dichotomous, mann-whitney, pearson's r, point-biserial
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    02-10-2017, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  52. How Do I interpret this? M=5.99, SD=1.16, n+34, range =1 to 17

    what does this mean?

    Started by Deanabrown36‎, 02-08-2017 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,769
    02-08-2017, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  53. Question demonstrate that 3 sequences are equally likely to occur when tossing a coin 10 times

    Hi, I am in an intro to stats class and I am totally lost. Please explain as I said I have no idea what to do. Thanks for your help in advance! ...

    Started by amandaq‎, 02-08-2017 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,549
    02-08-2017, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  54. Sample size in a lot with clumped error

    Hi, A big bag is emptied in X amount of smaller bags. We are trying to detect an error which is clumped. In other words, if an error is detected into...

    Started by Bmi‎, 02-08-2017 01:52 PM
    sample size calculation
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 981
    02-08-2017, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  55. One-way between-groups ANOVA or one-way repeated measures ANOVA

    Hi guys, I am currently writing my masters dissertation I have been advised to use a one-way between groups ANOVA test however I am not sure this...

    Started by samv‎, 02-08-2017 08:19 AM
    anova, anova repeated measures
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,293
    02-08-2017, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  56. Post Simulating a ranking/draft system in R

    Trying to simulate a draft/ranking system based on prior, already existing individual team rankings in R. Here is the full link to the question: ...

    Started by statsfan‎, 02-07-2017 11:03 AM
    for loop, r studio, simulation, statistics, stats
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 968
    02-07-2017, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  57. Help with normal distribution

    Hello friends of the forum I have the following doubt ... If I have a sample of only 24 discrete data, how can I prove that these data follow a...

    Started by MrDavid‎, 02-02-2017 11:22 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    discrete data, kolmogorov-smirnov test, normal distribution, shapiro wilk, variables
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,740
    02-06-2017, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  58. Unhappy Correlation test. Spearman's or Pearson's?

    Hello guys! I am a poor MA student trying to survive statistics! I have the following problem: The participants of a questionnaire were asked...

    Started by eli_in3‎, 02-06-2017 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,185
    02-06-2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  59. comparing linear vs logistic regression for a simple model with binary variables

    Let's suppose Y and X are two binary variables. If I do a linear regression model Y=B0 + B1*X and estimate the predicted values for Y, I will get the...

    Started by Alex C‎, 02-06-2017 04:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,742
    02-06-2017, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  60. statistical analysis of audit data - healthcare related

    Greetings, I am trying to discern the best way to represent some audit results for my dissertation. The first set of data I am trying to reflect is...

    Started by Roundtoit‎, 02-05-2017 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,503
    02-06-2017, 04:22 PM Go to last post

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