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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 04:56 AM
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  1. T-test appropriate?

    Hello all, I have a big dataset which I divided into different periods (years) and focused on one group. I calculated the means for the different...

    Started by zerostin‎, 04-26-2011 11:35 AM
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  2. please help- getting desperate

    Hi I am doing a masters in health and need to analyse data I have. I basically have 2 groups, 1 group immunised (2500) and one group not (1000). I...

    Started by mels‎, 04-27-2011 11:31 AM
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  3. Testing assumptions

    Hi, I would greatly appreciate it if some-one would point me in the right direction. I have to critique the statistical methods used in a few...

    Started by Mac2‎, 04-28-2011 01:40 PM
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    04-29-2011, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Getting desperate, please help!

    I have a research project and I am really confused on what I should do with the data. I asked people to complete a survey. The survey had 10...

    Started by blueirony‎, 04-28-2011 06:20 AM
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    04-29-2011, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Sports Board Using Statistics Incorrectly?

    Our state sports board has declared a competitive imbalance between public and private schools, and are taking swift action to correct it. This...

    Started by truespace‎, 04-30-2011 08:09 PM
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  6. need help in determining appropriate sample size

    Hi: I need help in calculating Sample size for my study. I am aiming to collect survey response for leadership study from different firms located...

    Started by Hassan‎, 05-01-2011 12:56 AM
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  7. Pca

    Hi guys, There is something basic I don't understand about PCA, maybe you can explain it to me in simple words. After getting the components...

    Started by WeeG‎, 05-01-2011 04:02 AM
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  8. Analyzing Likert scale

    Hi, I am doing my research on QWL prevailing in Industry. I have collected data through questionnaire on 5 point likert scale, 1=strongly disagree...

    Started by JSahni‎, 04-29-2011 03:10 PM
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    05-01-2011, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Can they called unequal sample sizes and t-test/ANOVA?

    I would like to ask all of you about some queries. Apologies for my poor English. I tried to search for previous posts and also Google but cannot...

    Started by cookiemonster‎, 05-02-2011 03:09 AM
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  10. Which statistic to use to determine gender differences in rankings?

    The scenario: 50 men and 50 women are asked to rank a list of ten vegetables in order of preference (1=favorite, 10=least favorite). I want to...

    Started by jdeisenberg‎, 05-03-2011 10:48 PM
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    05-04-2011, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Any suggestion: book on score test?

    Hi. I'm trying to understand what is a score test to test certain model based on discrete distribution. So far i manage to find only score statistic...

    Started by tsukiko‎, 05-04-2011 09:05 AM
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  12. Event study t-test help

    Hi, Im doing a report about clinical trials and abnormal effect returns on the stock market. I have collected 7 events with an eventwindow of -5...

    Started by Patark‎, 05-04-2011 03:14 PM
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  13. Correlation in contentency tables using determinants??????

    "This paper suggests a measure of association (or correlation) between nominal data. It relies on the use of determinants. The general idea is that...

    Started by SandraM‎, 05-05-2011 09:06 AM
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  14. Pilot Test Return Rate

    I am working on developing a survey with 300 participants. The new survey instrument must be pilot tested. I am planning on running a pilot of 30...

    Started by celesteo‎, 05-05-2011 05:16 PM
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    05-05-2011, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Manual

    Hi guys, I'm a geologist and I'm looking for a good manual to learn about with power law distribution and maximum likehood (beginner-medium...

    Started by nicolaslecorvec‎, 05-05-2011 06:14 PM
    fractal, maximum likehood, power law
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  16. Test in binomial distribution

    Hi all. I have been staring at Table 3 in the attached paper for some time now. I can't figure out how they came up with their p-values. I does...

    Started by mads_st‎, 05-06-2011 06:37 AM
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    05-06-2011, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Optimum solution: Matching Investment & Highest interest

    We have multiple securities. Each one has Maturity amount and Interest. Maturity Amount range between USD 100 to USD 1M. Each has corresponding...

    Started by pks_2010‎, 05-06-2011 08:30 PM
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  18. MANOVA Help

    Help me please! I do not know how to interpret these stats...can someone help me answer these and explain how you got the answers... Box's Test of...

    Started by lostintranslation14‎, 05-08-2011 10:47 PM
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    05-08-2011, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  19. Negative Cronbach !

    Can anyone help me, I am having a negative cronbach value.. Does it mean my data is unreliable? I have a set of 10 questions with likert scale...

    Started by gizmo00‎, 05-09-2011 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-09-2011, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Assistance with Comparing Two Months of Survey Data

    I'm probably making this harder than it is but I'll ask for opinions anyways. I'm trying to analyze two months of Yes/No survey data. Each month...

    Started by evo8cutie‎, 05-09-2011 08:46 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-09-2011, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  21. Question 2 independent var, 1 dependent var. What test should I use? Help wanted please!

    I desperately need some help with my research please. I am researching the effect of instruction in primary school and secondary school. My aim is...

    Started by Dutchie‎, 05-10-2011 07:17 AM
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  22. Can anyone help please?

    Hi there, for my dissertation I wanted to know the important factors that managers consider in selecting a supplier. I used a likert scale 1-5 from...

    Started by gizmo00‎, 05-08-2011 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-12-2011, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  23. random assignment

    does anyone know what is a random assignment in a true experiment. Thanks

    Started by dnice06‎, 05-12-2011 01:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-13-2011, 01:06 AM Go to last post
  24. Need help with data analysis

    Ok so here is the situation. I have a data set that I'm not really sure how to analyze. I have a list of 500,000 scores and each score has a value....

    Started by yoman2‎, 05-12-2011 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-13-2011, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  25. Paired t- test experiment

    Hello, I have a sample 20 super market stores of a specific chain (who has in total 100 super market stores). In 1st of July there was an increase...

    Started by zarasandreas‎, 05-14-2011 05:34 AM
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    05-14-2011, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  26. HLM and SEM

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question, but I'll keep my fingers crossed... I'm in a Ph.D. program and am definitely more of a...

    Started by strumpeace‎, 05-12-2011 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-14-2011, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  27. How do I compare different demographic groups that did the same survey?

    Hi, this is my first post so apologies in advanced if I'm asking things incorrectly! I'm doing a market research course and we've conducted a...

    Started by jamieaa64‎, 05-16-2011 06:11 AM
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  28. Simple Random Sampling - Variance Of An Estimator

    I am having problems with the following problem (from Cochran's "Sampling Techniques", 3rd edition, p.49, question 2.19): Suppose in a population...

    Started by TheFirstOrder‎, 05-15-2011 02:23 AM
    variance estimator
    • Replies: 5
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  29. i Need help plz

    hello! i'm a new member between u and i have really a big problem with my prof! if 1 of u have an idea about how and from where can i download...

    Started by M!ss Moon‎, 05-17-2011 06:24 PM
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  30. Impulse Response Functions

    I have obtained point estimates for impulse response functions. How can I tell if it's values are significant?

    Started by llagalo‎, 05-18-2011 02:11 AM
    confidence interval, impulse response, standard deviation, time series analysis
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  31. Calculating significativity on a preference question.

    E.g.: 200 consumers test 2 different products, 1 after the other. After they tested and evaluated both products, they have to give their preference....

    Started by SteveBaker‎, 05-18-2011 04:20 AM
    preference
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  32. Question Can someone edumacate me about this? About comparing two samples

    nevermind...

    Started by TheMonk‎, 05-18-2011 02:05 PM
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  33. chi-square with small sample size

    I want to test whether fish prefer rocky habitat over flat habitat. The study site is 5% rocky and 95% flat. I found 6 fish in rocky habitat and 2...

    Started by fishystats‎, 05-19-2011 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-20-2011, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  34. Need help in finding historic data on real interest rate and CPI

    Hi everyone, In my research I use several financial instruments including real interest rate and real CPI. So far, I have been unable to find any...

    Started by E574‎, 05-18-2011 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-21-2011, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  35. Time series: Research paper - VAR modeling

    Hi everyone, I am conducting a statistical research using VAR modeling. So my plan is to conduct a 4-variable VAR(2) on the following: 1)...

    Started by E574‎, 05-21-2011 10:09 AM
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  36. Modeling the Intervention

    I have data at event A to predict a later event B. Fit using a multiple logistic regression model. In order to improve the positive outcome rate...

    Started by JAH‎, 05-23-2011 11:10 AM
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  37. regression when the dependent variable is a proportion or percent?

    If my outcome was dichotomous, I would use logistic regression. It my outcome was continuous, I would use linear regression. If my outcome was a...

    Started by proctice‎, 05-23-2011 03:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  38. Analyzing with heavy skew, transforms not working?

    I have a set with around 200 individuals dealing with cognitive task scores. Most of it is skewed heavily and I'm trying to analyze ideally with a...

    Started by excellrec‎, 05-19-2011 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-24-2011, 06:08 PM Go to last post
  39. Calculating Effect Size

    Hi everyone I want to calculate the effect size for the national data with sample size more than ten thousand for the Independent Sample t-test and...

    Started by shafiqurrehman1‎, 05-17-2011 01:01 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-24-2011, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  40. calculating sample size

    Hi I am a research project virgin, & I'm having a hard time understanding how you estimate your sample size. My project entails performing a...

    Started by roblox‎, 05-29-2011 02:38 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-04-2011, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  41. continuous random variable

    why the continuous random variable has to be given a Limit /Range? Cant we solve this random variable without a limit ? What is Continuous...

    Started by edifier‎, 06-03-2011 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-06-2011, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  42. Audit sample methodology question ... what do you call this?

    Hi there, This may be a method question rather than a stats one, but I'm hoping someone can help. Here's the situation in brief: I work in...

    Started by AndyB‎, 06-08-2011 02:22 AM
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  43. Online Sample Size Calculators

    I'm hoping someone can help me with a question that seems entirely too simple. A colleague and I are working on a study. Our total population is...

    Started by tnick‎, 06-07-2011 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-09-2011, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  44. Multiple Comparisons Correction for Post Hocs in 2x2 mixed ANOVA?

    Hi Guys, Doing post hoc analyses on ERP data at present, and am looking at a 2x2 structure, with one between and one within subject factor (2...

    Started by MonsieurCarey‎, 06-10-2011 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  45. planned comparisons using the overall error term from the ANOVA

    I have run a repeated measures ANOVA on my data and would like to run planned contrasts using the error term from the interaction. I cannot remember...

    Started by staryeyed‎, 06-11-2011 04:35 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-11-2011, 05:09 PM Go to last post
  46. Calculating proability

    If the probability of a resulting number being 10 is %80 chance, 5 %50 and -2 %40 what is the most probable outcome(it could be between values) based...

    Started by Noobie‎, 05-26-2011 05:48 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-13-2011, 02:37 PM Go to last post
  47. Red face How to calculate the Margin of Error for 3 candidates?

    I know how to figure out the Margin of Error for 2 candidates, e.g. @ http://fisher.utstat.toronto.edu/reid/sci199y/oct8/oct8.html But, how to...

    Started by Learning2011‎, 05-14-2011 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-13-2011, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  48. Red face Estimating a term

    I have observations on t_i, where t_i = a_i + b_i. a_i = \mu + e_i, where \mu is constant and e_i is the usual error term with mean 0. I also know...

    Started by jessica01‎, 06-13-2011 02:52 PM
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    06-13-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  49. Contradictory Results re. Normality Tests

    Hello, I've got an issue regarding normality, I have tried to figure it out but need some help please. Checking for normality of the variable...

    Started by eoinmc‎, 04-26-2011 10:17 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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  50. Statistical question about roulette

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with a statistics question I have? It would be great if anyone could look at this one. It is based on...

    Started by sbsx2‎, 06-13-2011 08:45 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-13-2011, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  51. Mann-Whitney or independant T-test?

    Hey all, I'm in the middle of a study comparing a group of CONTROL MICE vs EXPERIMENTAL MICE before and after a stroke. I'm looking at comparing:...

    Started by dkhamoo‎, 04-15-2011 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-13-2011, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  52. ANOVA vs. T-Test --> completely different results

    If I compare three treatment groups with ANOVA (and Bonferroni posttesting), I get no significant difference results between groups (p>0.05)......

    Started by med1234‎, 06-13-2011 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-14-2011, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  53. Normality assumption test statistic for independent sample t-test (SigmaPlot output)

    I'm using SigmaPlot12 to compare the means/medians of two populations. First, I run the Mann-Whitney Rank Sum Test. The software recommends using...

    Started by cassarch‎, 06-14-2011 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-14-2011, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  54. Random sample - how to get one?

    Hi, Im doing a research on job satisfaction in lawyers and I would like to use a random sample. My question is: how can I do this? In the whole...

    Started by L.A.‎, 06-17-2011 06:12 PM
    random sample
    • Replies: 5
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    06-18-2011, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  55. Sample size

    Dear ALL, I am planning to run a survey that targets a number of foreigners in country A. The population of the foreigners is 50,000 individuals...

    Started by Ojazee‎, 06-19-2011 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-21-2011, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  56. Tensor product

    Hi in the context of a generalized additive model, can someone explain what is meant by a fully nested tensor product? In the R package mgcv,...

    Started by bugman‎, 06-22-2011 01:49 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-22-2011, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  57. Thumbs up Significance in a Yes/No question

    Hi, So I'm working on a research project that is looking into whether there's a statistically significant difference between pilots in their...

    Started by airwee‎, 04-30-2011 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,731
    06-22-2011, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  58. test whether 2 mean scores are significantly different

    I have two groups of participants; 1 group received treatment A and the other group received treatment B. I have the mean scores of the effectiveness...

    Started by Astero‎, 06-22-2011 09:28 AM
    psychology, spss, statistical test, statistics, statistics help
    • Replies: 9
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    06-22-2011, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  59. Forest Plots - Please Help!!!!!

    How can I create forest plots? I want to calculate the odds ratio effectiveness of two treatments.. Can I create forest plots using SPSS (PASW)?...

    Started by Astero‎, 06-22-2011 12:44 PM
    forest plots, statistics, statistics help
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 8,809
    06-22-2011, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  60. Principal Components and Q-statistic

    In PCA, when we transform the p original variable to PCs, we will have two parts which are called explained (1 to k PCs) and unexplained variables...

    Started by poovich‎, 06-23-2011 05:47 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-23-2011, 05:47 AM Go to last post

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