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Statistical theory and methodology. Mathematical statistics. Parametric inference. Nonparametric inference.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Proof of the day

    In this thread we post one (or more if you can't wait) proof a day. I'll start by proving the that V=\sigma^2(X'X)^{-1} in the linear...

    Started by Englund‎, 01-18-2014 03:56 AM
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  1. Top AIC model with no significant parameter estimates

    Hello, I am working on a project in which my top model has normal looking standard errors, but all of the parameter estimates overlap zero,...

    Started by mikad‎, Yesterday 10:01 AM
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  2. Is there a test...

    Hi there! I have a new work project and I'm finding it challenging to select the approriate test. I'm not even sure if the right test exists so...

    Started by danib‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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  3. sample size calculation with ratings/instances nested within each subject

    Hi, As a brief background, each subject is rating all his/her activities within the day (called instances). I want to calculate the sample size...

    Started by epiboy99‎, 07-21-2014 02:00 AM
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  4. Cumulative heat units - what is a valid way of determining difference between sites

    Background: I work for a blueberry grower. The accumulation of heat units is important in understanding and predicting the development of the plant...

    Started by Dan@nzg‎, 07-20-2014 09:23 PM
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  5. Inference on the standard deviation for non-normal distributions

    Hello all, I wanted to ask how do I make inference (confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, etc...) on the the standard deviation or variance,...

    Started by NN_STAT‎, 07-20-2014 03:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
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  6. Post-hoc power analysis

    I have analyzed data by performing a regression model in three steps - (a) two psychological independent variables, (b) adding a political...

    Started by Vasily_Kot‎, 07-19-2014 10:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2014, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  7. Comparison of two treatments (paired and unpaired)

    Hi all! I'm working on my Master thesis and need to make sure I'm not doing it wrong. My research: Are answers to questions a and b...

    Started by atisketatasket‎, 07-19-2014 03:02 AM
    comparison, distribution, sample, survey, treatments
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  8. Difference in difference problem.

    Hi. I want to examine the effects of a legislative amendment on limited liability companies. I am using a binary variable as my dependent...

    Started by Kristian Korbu‎, 07-18-2014 09:01 AM
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  9. Randomized controlled trial sample size calculation

    Well I just realized this is definitely in the wrong forum can someone please delete this thread? I can't seem to find an option for that myself.. ...

    Started by efficientfuel‎, 07-16-2014 02:14 PM
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  10. Post Which approach to use for designing my experiments (DoE)?

    Hi all and welcome to my first post. I am new to the field of DoE and did a lot of background reading. Now, I need to design a series of...

    Started by itsmi‎, 07-15-2014 12:31 PM
    design of experiments, doe
    • Replies: 2
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    07-15-2014, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Determining sample size in a factorial repeated measures ANOVA using GPower

    Hi all Can anybody tell me which F-test option in G power 3.1.9.2 is appropriate to find out the sample size for a 2x2x2 repeated measures ANOVA?...

    Started by Jess@Leeds‎, 07-15-2014 11:35 AM
    factorial anova, g-power, power analysis, repeated measures anova, sample size
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  12. Is it possible to plot pdf from moments ??

    Hi guys, I'm a mechanical engineering student and new to statistics. I'm facing a little bit of a problem with pdfs. I have used the Quadrature...

    Started by ssrivas3‎, 07-15-2014 12:51 AM
    moments, pdf
    • Replies: 1
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    07-15-2014, 01:57 AM Go to last post
  13. p value for pooled data

    Hi all, In my research analysis, I've used the multiple imputation technique in SPSS to handle missing data. So far, so good. Now I'm running...

    Started by c_alderweireld‎, 07-14-2014 08:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-14-2014, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  14. Confidence interval for N, based on binomial

    Hi all, I've searched the web and these forums but couldn't find a subject that resembled my problem. If I missed something then I'd like to...

    Started by farmer_jim‎, 07-14-2014 03:59 AM
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  15. Correlating A with B, half of subjects has a 0 value for A. Should I exclude them?

    (sorry for the doublepost, I feel like I may have posted this in the wrong forum in the first place, feel free to move/delete the other thread; it...

    Started by nightale‎, 07-12-2014 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 160
    07-12-2014, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  16. EVIEWS 7: help required in analysis of Common Effect Model

    Dear All, I m a new user and need to know how to interpret the following output. Its urgent. please help: Dependent Variable: FDI_? ...

    Started by Maryam123‎, 07-12-2014 12:16 PM
    common effect model, eviews 7
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  17. Determining Sample Size for Quality Audit

    I hope I am posting this to the right section, I really have no idea about statistics. I work for a healthcare company working in residential...

    Started by heathstats‎, 07-11-2014 03:01 AM
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  18. how to calculate SD or SEM of ratios?

    I have 2 groups of data. Group1: x1,x2,x3,x4. Group2:y1,y2,y3,y4. I want to get the ratio of y over x (Y/X) and also needs to know the SD or SEM of...

    Started by huimeizheng‎, 07-09-2014 01:33 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-10-2014, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  19. Individual score to group mean comparison! Which test?

    Hello guys! I studied a lot of statistics during my psychology degree and masters in 2000-04 but I got very rusty since then! I tried to brush up...

    Started by gmart‎, 07-09-2014 04:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-10-2014, 05:10 AM Go to last post
  20. kruskal wallis aflatoxins

    I have been analyzing aflatoxins in various nuts. The whole population contained about 130 nuts. In only 9 (5 almonds, 3 hazelnuts and 1 pistachio)...

    Started by ivn‎, 07-08-2014 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-08-2014, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  21. Which statistical test?

    Hi I am currently writing my bachelorthesis. The subject is bankruptcy models. There are model 1, 2 en 3 that can predict a bankruptcy of a...

    Started by Isaak‎, 07-08-2014 10:07 AM
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  22. Sample Size Calculation for Kruskal Wallis test

    Sorry if posted in wrong forum As the title says it all, how to calculate a sample size for KW test? I'm a bit of a beginner here, should we just...

    Started by Logician‎, 07-07-2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-08-2014, 12:13 AM Go to last post
  23. Can you assign new observations into existing clusters?

    Have never done cluster analysis. Is a scenario like this possible/recommended... 1. Run 100 observations thru cluster analysis and end up with 4...

    Started by jawon‎, 07-01-2014 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-07-2014, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Incorporating correlation between parameters using variation-covariance matrix

    Hi all, My colleagues and I are working on a project (i.e., health economics model) where we have fitted parametric curves (using Weibull,...

    Started by awchua‎, 07-07-2014 03:40 PM
    correlation, kaplan-meier, parametric curve fit, survival, variation-covariance
    • Replies: 0
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    07-07-2014, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  25. selecting correct statistic

    Hello, I am wondering if I need to determine a statistic to say that each measured variable is significantly different from each other. The value...

    Started by lweinbrecht‎, 07-06-2014 05:50 PM
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  26. Comparing 2 groups of means ! shoud I use letters ?

    Hello, I hope everyone is doing well ! when comparing groups of means in a table, usually we express the differences in terms of letters next to...

    Started by expressomar‎, 07-06-2014 10:15 AM
    letters, means, probability
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  27. Nonparametric statistical significance test for largely skewed count data

    My research design looks as follows: an experimental game with 4 participants (human subjects), repeated for 20 rounds. During each round,...

    Started by ardelia‎, 07-04-2014 06:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-04-2014, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  28. Performing a Simple Network Analysis

    Hi, I have recently been trying to carry out network analysis to study the community structure of bacteria (OTUs) within the gut of mice. I have...

    Started by KezOmalley‎, 07-04-2014 03:51 AM
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  29. Should I substract the mean before cross-correlation in a particular case or not?

    Hello, I have a question about the cross-correlation. I have 2 data sets, one is binned and another is not, 9000 values every. Something like this:...

    Started by ValeryVS‎, 07-01-2014 05:19 AM
    biased, cross-correlation, cross-covariance, matlab, unbiased
    • Replies: 0
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  30. Effect size for small non-parametric data

    Hi Guys, I would like to run a effect size test for a very small non-parametric analysis (n=4 per group), which one is the most recommended test?...

    Started by fabinha‎, 06-23-2014 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-30-2014, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  31. Post Urgent need of help!!!

    Hi, I did an online cross-sectional self-questionnaire for male participants only and I am stuck on what method to use when analyzing the data. ...

    Started by odomaa1‎, 06-30-2014 07:58 AM
    analysis help, analysis method, analysis problem, statistical design
    • Replies: 0
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  32. Polychoric Principal Component Analysis

    Hi everyone: I am working with a questionnaire to evaluate socioeconomic position in a sample. It was basically counting a list of items to assess...

    Started by JavierM88‎, 06-23-2014 12:08 PM
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    pca, polychoric
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  33. Can I used a mixed anova for this case?

    I have a study with 1 between-subjects IV (2 levels) and 1 repeated measures IV (3 levels). I am only interested in the between subject main effect...

    Started by rsm‎, 06-26-2014 07:24 AM
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  34. Need help with Multiple Imputations ("pooled" dataset)

    Hello everybody, My original data set (n=901) contains missing values (10-20% per variable). I am applying Multiple Imputations technique using...

    Started by kiton‎, 06-20-2014 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 344
    06-23-2014, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  35. Compute an optimization stress from size distribution density and abundance

    Hi everyone, Here's the shortest version of this optimization problem: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...

    Started by Iago-lito‎, 06-23-2014 04:56 AM
    abundance, distribution density, optimization, simulation, stress
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  36. Bayes statistics - sensitivity to priors

    Hi, I came across a statement in a review of a research field, where they were determining an unknown parameter using Bayesian statistics. The...

    Started by rogojel‎, 06-19-2014 06:51 AM
    bayes, prior probabilities, sensitivity
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 278
    06-22-2014, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  37. reference for representation of linear functionals of random variables

    I'm looking for a representation theorem for linear functionals of random variables. I'm not sure if Riesz–Markov–Kakutani does it, but it seems...

    Started by jamajor‎, 06-18-2014 01:43 PM
    functionals, random variables, riesz representation
    • Replies: 1
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    06-21-2014, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  38. Have population, use inferential stats? Non-normal dependent variable, what to do?

    Statistics people! I have two questions for you. I am NOT a statistician so please be nice and answer simply :) Background: We are looking at...

    Started by alea iacta est‎, 06-19-2014 05:22 PM
    inferential statistics, interaction, logistic regression, normal distribution, population
    • Replies: 1
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    06-20-2014, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  39. how to analyse samples with different distribution?

    I have sample 1 with normal distribution and sample 2 with not normal distribution. I want to compare the means of both the samples.Can I compare...

    Started by jaisysamuel‎, 06-15-2014 04:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 228
    06-20-2014, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  40. Performance of CSIs at Crime Scenes

    Hi, Im after some advice, which i would really appreciate assistance with. At our police force the CSIs are being performance tested by use of...

    Started by musclebeach‎, 06-12-2014 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-19-2014, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  41. Unbalanced sample - which test do I use?

    I have two samples - group 1 has 26 participants / group 2 has 44 participants I was planning to use a two-way anova to analyze various aspects of...

    Started by jtedford‎, 06-17-2014 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 266
    06-17-2014, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  42. Interaction or moderation effect - suitable method for analysis?

    I have run a two-way between groups ANOVA to analyse my data. However, I have one more variable, which is not one of the factors in the ANOVA. I want...

    Started by Stefan Stefanov‎, 06-15-2014 07:03 AM
    interaction, interaction effect, moderation, spss
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 206
    06-17-2014, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  43. How to analyze a variable measured on a Likert scale and its interaction with another

    0 down vote favorite I have to analyze this variable which consists of scores given to 3 items (1-9 scale). This "likert scale" measures "brand...

    Started by Stefan Stefanov‎, 06-17-2014 07:30 AM
    interaction, interaction effect, method, spss
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 111
    06-17-2014, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  44. confidence interval for the median(Wilcoxon)

    Hello.I have a project with subject the confidence interval for the median(Wilcoxon) and i can't find any information.I would appreciate it if...

    Started by alexandros‎, 06-16-2014 02:35 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-16-2014, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  45. Which statistical test to use?

    Hi guys, I am posting to gain a bit of advice on which statistical test to use for our current research study. We are due to meet with our...

    Started by DanWeaving‎, 06-13-2014 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 250
    06-13-2014, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  46. Require advise !!

    hi..i have a cohort of clinical samples which has many parameters like age, sex, clinical grade etc...for each clinical samples, i have five...

    Started by jaisysamuel‎, 06-12-2014 06:09 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-12-2014, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  47. Post Sample difference in repeated designs with control

    Hi everyone, as my computer crashed a few days ago, I lost the source to an article I was reading referring to how large the sample size deviation...

    Started by statcat‎, 06-12-2014 03:37 AM
    repeated, repeated anova, sample, sphericity
    • Replies: 0
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    06-12-2014, 03:37 AM Go to last post
  48. canonical correlation in discriminant analysis

    I know it represents how good a variable discriminates, but what is the range of this? What does it actually mean when for example the canonical...

    Started by Annvdb‎, 06-10-2014 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-10-2014, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  49. Question Difference between VCV by inverting Hessian at ML and by Hierarchical Bayes

    Let's say we have a multimomial logit problem and we find the best beta coeffcients b* aggregating all units. The inverse of the Hessian at b* gives...

    Started by alik3954‎, 06-10-2014 09:59 AM
    bayesian, bayesian beta regression, bayesian inference, maximum likehood, monte carlo
    • Replies: 0
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    06-10-2014, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  50. Conditional expectation

    Hi everyone, I've usually seen the conditional mean of X_n given X_1,X_2,….X_n-1 expressed as shown on p. 5 of: ...

    Started by CLP_PS‎, 06-06-2014 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 273
    06-10-2014, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  51. Looking for litterature on Markov chains

    I am looking for a test for reducing the order of a markov chain with state space {0,1} from k to 0. The chain is observed only once for length T. ...

    Started by thedreamshaper‎, 06-09-2014 07:49 AM
    markov chains
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 135
    06-09-2014, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  52. Interaction/Moderation effect in ANOVA - variable is not one of the factors

    I am running an univariate ANOVA in SPSS to test my hypotheses for my 3x2 between subjects design experiment. The factors for the ANOVA are review...

    Started by Stefan Stefanov‎, 06-07-2014 04:57 AM
    anova, interaction effect, moderation
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 171
    06-07-2014, 04:57 AM Go to last post
  53. Any stats tests I can run to show inconsistency/ no correlation?

    Hi, I am doing my msc dissertation and I have gathered 204 responses to a questionnaire with one of the main questions being what exercises specific...

    Started by Gards79‎, 06-06-2014 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 221
    06-06-2014, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  54. Exchangeable or Unstructured GEE

    Hi all, I was wondering if someone can give me a clear understanding on the difference between exchangeable working correlation matrix and...

    Started by PenguinM‎, 06-06-2014 07:40 AM
    gee
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 160
    06-06-2014, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  55. Multidimensional Scaling - Can I split the comparisons between respondents?

    Good evening, For my master thesis I am conducting research in which I want to make decompositional comparisons for Multidimensional Scaling with...

    Started by CindyD93‎, 06-05-2014 01:51 PM
    comparisons, decompositional, mds, multidimensional scaling, split
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 198
    06-05-2014, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  56. *stats analysis help of complaints*

    Hi, I have to see if there is a significant difference in number of complaints per person. The data is as follows: A – 22 B - 17 C - 14 D...

    Started by liborhurt‎, 06-05-2014 11:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 155
    06-05-2014, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  57. Matched Cohort methods/techniques?

    Hi all: I've been working on a matched cohort type analysis for several weeks and am at an apparent stand still in terms of creating a suitable...

    Started by lancearmstrong1313‎, 06-05-2014 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 145
    06-05-2014, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  58. Are these dependent samples?

    Hello everyone, I have a dataset with 6,000 respondents. A regression analysis will be run on it. Then, I will break down the dataset into three...

    Started by Kabouterke‎, 05-29-2014 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 337
    06-05-2014, 06:46 AM Go to last post
  59. how to Compare means of first differenced stationary time series

    hello! I have a monthly data series of commodity spot prices from 1994 to 2010. I have split the data from 1994 to 2002 and 2003 to 2010 due to...

    Started by bids‎, 06-03-2014 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 178
    06-03-2014, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  60. Re-distributing a survey to some of the same people-- is this a problem?

    Apologies if this is the wrong subsection. I want to try to replicate some findings from a survey I distributed a few years ago (the sample size...

    Started by TheMonk‎, 05-27-2014 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 295
    06-03-2014, 03:15 AM Go to last post

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