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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. Is survey design statistically correct?

    I want to track improvements in how yoga class participants feel on various variables (e.g. energy level, sleep quality, pain felt, mental...

    Started by johnsif‎, Today 02:47 AM
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  2. how do we estimate regression parameters in survival analysis

    Dear All, I would like to ask how to estimate regression parameters(Beta) in Accelerated Failure Time Model? Does anybody knows any resources?...

    Started by masarimk‎, 03-25-2017 11:58 PM
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  3. Meta-analysis - Can I investigate mediation effects for the effectiveness of training

    Hello everyone, I am currently working on my Master thesis on moderators and mediators for the effectiveness of cross-cultural training (CCT). I...

    Started by ChristinaK91‎, 03-25-2017 11:34 AM
    mediating effect, mediator, meta-analysis
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  4. comparing section in a scale using spss

    Hi everyone; hope you are doing well, I am actually conducting a research, and I am comparing between a pre and post scale. my problem is that...

    Started by rukia‎, 03-24-2017 07:54 AM
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  5. Factor analysis with multiple constructs

    Hi all, Have a question related to factor analysis and how to execute it. For instance, in a survey you measure 3 seperate constructs, and use 5...

    Started by cs_ut‎, 03-23-2017 09:28 AM
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  6. reverse causality and endogeneity problems

    Hi all, I am trying to analyse the effect of the sex of a CEO (female vs male) on a performance measure of two types of firms (Conglomerate and...

    Started by a_dabch‎, 03-15-2017 04:25 PM
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  7. Alternatives for Non-normality and Inequality of Variance?

    I've been working with a rather difficult data set for over a week with no real progress. I am trying to compare the effect of temperature (15, 20,...

    Started by nebulus‎, 03-17-2017 11:04 PM
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  8. How to combine correlated vector-valued estimates

    I'd like to combine several vector-valued estimates of a physical quantity in order to obtain a better estimate with less uncertainty. As in the...

    Started by WhiteHaired‎, 03-21-2017 05:50 AM
    combine estimates, correlated estimates, uncertainty propagation, vector-valued estimates, weighted mean
    • Replies: 1
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    03-21-2017, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  9. Interpreting CFA Output

    I have recently been performing confirmatory factor analysis to assess model fit for an established measure, the measure has previously been...

    Started by RPortman7‎, 03-20-2017 07:33 AM
    cfa, dataanalysis
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  10. Data Collection

    I am an education major and am lost in my research class! I have the research question of, "How does classical music playing in the background...

    Started by GradStudent17‎, 03-15-2017 06:53 AM
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  11. What specific type of GLM to use?

    I'm trying to figure out what type of distribution (Poisson or binomial) to use to measure differences in proportions using logistic glm. Basically I...

    Started by atamalu‎, 03-12-2017 06:25 PM
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  12. [ANOVA - Repeated Measures] When to include subject as a random effect?

    I have an eye tracking study in which two groups of subjects (patient and control) are completing a face recognition task in which they learn a set...

    Started by ProfCorrow‎, 03-10-2017 11:26 AM
    random effect, repeated measures anova
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  13. clasiffy - weka

    can I use cfs setset evaluator /greedy stepwise for correlated? Which attributes seem to be most linked to the class attribute? how do understand...

    Started by raju1‎, 03-12-2017 04:33 PM
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  14. Bayesian analog to Generalized Estimating Equations?

    GEE2 (second order generalized estimating equations, see Prentice and Zhao 1991 Biometrics) can be used to model the mean and covariance of a...

    Started by jaron003‎, 03-10-2017 03:00 PM
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  15. Anova?

    Hi I have a question regarding statistical tests. Assume that I have to run a program 5 times (5 iterations) and each time it gives me some...

    Started by Basemah‎, 03-10-2017 05:38 PM
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  16. How to compare R2 across three independent samples?

    Is it possible to compare an R2 value across three independent samples? I am familiar with the Fisher r to z test, but this is only for correlation...

    Started by newbie8888‎, 03-07-2017 12:00 PM
    anova, regression
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  17. statistical inference in materials science

    Hi all, I'm currently doing a quick study into a material where grain size could potentially affect a desired property Y, but I'm uncertain about...

    Started by dhvd90‎, 03-07-2017 11:17 AM
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  18. Experimental design: ANOVA? help!

    Hello, I have to analyze one paramater (lipid content) of seeds from 5 different cultivars. I am planning to do two independent analysis of the...

    Started by Arwen82‎, 02-26-2017 01:18 PM
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  19. Difference between two independent proportions

    Hello, I am not a statistician, however, for my latest small research, I would like to test whether there is a difference between two independent...

    Started by Zuzanah‎, 11-07-2016 06:10 AM
    chi-square, proportion test, z-test
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  20. Analysing Limited Data

    Help! For my thesis I involuntary have a small dataset due to a limited population. I was thinking about analysing this data with the statistical...

    Started by IngevanderBorg‎, 03-03-2017 05:52 AM
    anova, bayesian analysis, nonparametric, small data set
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  21. Anova with data reduction? (Experimental design)

    Hi, this is my first post, I hope to do nothing wrong like posting in the wrong area.:pag It happens that I did an experiment where I have a...

    Started by Bardock‎, 03-01-2017 07:59 AM
    anova observations, data, data analysis, reduction os data
    • Replies: 4
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    03-03-2017, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  22. Finding my control group PSM, Matching or regression model and correct for confounder

    Hey there, First off I'm hoping I'm posting this in the right place. I'm doing research where there is a patient group of n=9 that underwent...

    Started by Longo‎, 03-01-2017 12:43 PM
    confounders, control group, help needed, matching, regression model
    • Replies: 3
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    03-02-2017, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  23. Correcting alpha for multiple anovas

    Hi! I have 7 different properties, all independent, that are being mesured. Each property has a control and three disease groups. All independent....

    Started by Szkeptik‎, 02-25-2017 02:30 PM
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  24. Statistic test for comparing time budget?

    Hi all I am a beginner in statistics and I have the following difficulty. I video-recorded some animals in two populations and I calculated...

    Started by Christinec‎, 03-02-2017 02:44 AM
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  25. ANOVA or t-test?

    I want to test 2 different treatments (diets), repeating each treatment 3 times on 25 individuals independent samples. After each repetition, four...

    Started by marloncalispa‎, 02-20-2017 11:23 AM
    anova, t-test
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  26. Select two variables with values closest to 50 among 5 variables

    I have a problem regarding the analysis of a big dataset, that I can't seem to tackle by myself! Help would be really appreciated: This is the...

    Started by tastea‎, 03-01-2017 08:41 AM
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  27. Dealing with unknown dependencies between variables

    Hi! I have a system where I'm studying 3 different diseases, however they share some pathological similarities. There is no data on them being...

    Started by Szkeptik‎, 02-26-2017 07:31 AM
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  28. Exclamation Need help selecting appropriate test

    I'm currently trying to select the appropriate significance test and test of association and would really appreciate some help. My independent...

    Started by geosfranklin‎, 02-26-2017 01:38 PM
    chi sq test, ordinal and categorical
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  29. Stats Help please...

    Hi, I'm not the best at stats so please keep terms and approaches in layman's terms please - I currently use SPSS too :) I'm not too sure which...

    Started by JD823‎, 02-24-2017 10:53 AM
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  30. Poisson Distribution

    Hi, I am using the Poission distribution to calculate probabillity for x = X. Poisson distribution is skewed to the right when lambda is small....

    Started by samot79‎, 02-08-2017 07:21 AM
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  31. obtain inter-aarival from bulk arrival

    I have some data regarding the arrival of customers at a shop. These arrivals are bulk arrivals which have been collected at fixed time intervals...

    Started by mohsenhs82‎, 02-16-2017 04:22 PM
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    arrival time, probabilities, queuing theory, random variable, stochastic
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  32. Help with confirming what I can and cannot conclude from this regression output

    This study tried to determine the factors influencing the probability that voters would be asked to show ID in order to vote in a certain state...

    Started by Harry717‎, 02-18-2017 11:14 AM
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  33. Help with master thesis method for analysis, first time quantitative research

    Deleted because of serious flaw in question asked. Will edit with an update

    Started by seaturtle‎, 02-17-2017 06:10 PM
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  34. Smile What model to use?

    Hi, I'm currently doing a piece of research that requires statistical analysis however this is very out of my comfort zone and I am unsure of what...

    Started by jmht‎, 02-17-2017 07:23 AM
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  35. Sample size determination for ANOVA / KRUSKAL WALIS

    Hi! I need help with my dissertation regarding sample size calculation. I will be grateful if anybody can help me out with this... My study...

    Started by janicedsa‎, 02-16-2017 10:04 PM
    sample size
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  36. RMSEA manually

    Hello, I'm working with the trial version of a software that does not allow me to calculate the RMSEA for my CFA. Could I calculate this manually?...

    Started by ernesthor‎, 02-13-2017 03:50 AM
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  37. is my concept of averaging averages under this scenario wrong?

    hi all, I'm confused on the concept of whether or not to average the averages under this scenario, when the data collected are from different...

    Started by stat newbie L‎, 02-11-2017 03:48 AM
    averaging averages
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  38. Correlation length

    Hi all, I'm working on a hydrological model. I supposed to build a mesh with correlation length in the permeability field. I know what is the...

    Started by Evyatar‎, 02-02-2017 03:14 AM
    correlation, correlation length
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  39. Theoretical Regression Problems

    What is the term for when your outcome variable is truncated and that may be dampening your results? For example, you use a dichotomous outcome for...

    Started by kmed‎, 02-06-2017 02:52 PM
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  40. Medical Device Testing (CV%)

    Hi all, looking for a bit of help. I have a number of medical devices to test, 150 to be precise. Two levels of sample to test on each device. I...

    Started by mattjdenmead‎, 02-04-2017 11:07 AM
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  41. Wink Stuck with my darn P value

    Hey guys So I've been doing some medical research and I have a great result by no idea how to approach working out the P value. Basically with...

    Started by PKrazda‎, 01-26-2017 11:24 AM
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  42. Help understanding separate- and joint- factor analyses in CFA and ESEM

    Folks, I am reading an article that tested 2 models--one with an hypothesized separate-factor relationship between five pairs of personality...

    Started by barrygrant‎, 02-02-2017 12:24 PM
    cfa, esem, factor analysis
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  43. HELP: Using Data on Different Spatial Scales for Econometric Regressions

    *Background: Using a Production Function in form of Autoregressive Regression Model for Regional Perfomance* Hi, This question is more of a...

    Started by dave_123‎, 02-03-2017 02:06 AM
    dataset, econometric, regression, scale, spatial
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  44. How to rank factors of a confirmatory factor analysis?

    Hey there, within my current study I would like to determine the importance of different behavioral intentions. Since behavioral intentions are...

    Started by Fk2803‎, 01-30-2017 04:52 PM
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  45. Unsure of which statistical method to use- Please help!

    Hello, I'm writing a research proposal but I don't have a strong background in statistics. It would be great if someone can let me know which...

    Started by macjkk‎, 01-29-2017 11:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-30-2017, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  46. Looking for appropriate non-parametric test for 5 dependent group & small sample size

    What is the most appropriate parametric test for repeated observations for multiple dependent groups.

    Started by Zwsean‎, 01-28-2017 12:08 PM
    dependent groups, nonparametric, small sample, test
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  47. utizing slightly different variables as 1 variable

    I am running a path model, and one of my DV's that I wish to utilize is course performance. The problem is that across my classes that are in my...

    Started by schue20‎, 01-26-2017 10:47 PM
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  48. Problem with unequal variance

    Greetings, Ive collected some data on an office wellness program and have found mixed results between the treatment (wellness activities) and...

    Started by Luxor‎, 01-25-2017 05:57 PM
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  49. Weighing male/female responses (30/70 distribution)

    Hi all! I've got a question. I received 617 responses to a questionnaire however, 445 of them are female (72%). There are two ways to fix this: ...

    Started by Nataschez‎, 01-25-2017 09:37 AM
    representativeness, weight
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    01-25-2017, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  50. How to obtain standard deviation of replicate experiments?

    I have been searching in books, fora and articles but I can't seem to find a clear cut answer to the following question: I ran two experiments...

    Started by FrenzyFire‎, 01-20-2017 02:40 AM
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  51. Statistical analysis - Work Delay - Some tests relations

    Suppouse that we have a dataframe called dataWork with data from a database. There are several variables and 2 of them are: - Delay: time...

    Started by nhansolo‎, 01-18-2017 04:33 AM
    analysis method, contrast analysis, hypothesis testing, statistical analysis, tests
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  52. Question Comparing Intervention Groups for Students

    I am assigning interventions to student groups based on pre-test data (reading ability). I am using several different reading interventions. Our...

    Started by Educator7‎, 01-14-2017 10:00 AM
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  53. Comparing two variable datasets

    Hello, I would like to see if two 2-dimentional datasets are the same, my data consists of two groups of xy data - the data is not linearly...

    Started by bjj‎, 01-13-2017 01:25 PM
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  54. Constant such that correlation is zero

    Suppose that we four random variables, A, B, C, D that have the same standard deviation. Here, A, B, C, and D are chosen randomly and independently...

    Started by penguin770727‎, 01-13-2017 12:17 AM
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  55. Dealing with regression to the mean

    If I have two time points T1 and T2 and separate the groups based on their performance at T1 (High v Low), then after treatment assess their...

    Started by Palermo‎, 01-11-2017 07:10 AM
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    01-12-2017, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  56. Why does the following assumptions matter?

    When running an ANOVA we are told that certain assumptions of the test must be present for it to be applicable to the data. I never understood the...

    Started by feignfeign‎, 01-12-2017 06:24 PM
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  57. Maximum number of groups in Kruskal Wallis one-way analysis of variance

    Is there a maximum number of groups in Kruskal Wallis' one-way ANOVA? I am looking at a data set with 42 separate groups and I am unsure if there...

    Started by feignfeign‎, 01-09-2017 10:02 PM
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    01-12-2017, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  58. What would be the appropriate statistical tool?

    Dear all, I am a graduate researcher in the analysis phase of my research work. My research is an intervention research (n=14) trying to analyze the...

    Started by Jerrome‎, 01-10-2017 03:35 PM
    binary varibles, likert sacle, normality, t-test
    • Replies: 3
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    01-11-2017, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  59. What statistical test do I use?

    Hi there, I'm doing a study on the influence of sexuality on a camouflaging questionnaire which has a score rating (0-40), so is an interval...

    Started by Mohil‎, 01-06-2017 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 709
    01-07-2017, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  60. 1 way Anova vs Two Way Anova -HELP needed

    I suck at stats and am always confused >.< I have 24 animals. Let's say I have 3 groups of animals (A,B,C) and 8 in each group. Each group...

    Started by BryRai‎, 01-03-2017 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 796
    01-05-2017, 08:06 AM Go to last post

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