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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. ITIL Remedy Help Desk Incident Data - Statistical Analysis for research

    Hello, My first thread on the board. It is my hope that I am posting this to the right thread I was wondering if you could help me with a...

    Started by hayaag‎, 07-14-2017 05:19 PM
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  2. Can sensitivity be calculated in non-binary variables?

    Hi everyone, Is there any analogous measure of sensitivity and specificity for non-binary variables? For example, if I want to study the...

    Started by AJLRB‎, 07-19-2017 03:17 AM
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  3. Weighted values from correlation coefficients

    I've been pressed to find a similar existing example of what I'm trying to do, but maybe i'm not phrasing it incorrectly. Essentially, I want to...

    Started by booptop‎, 07-19-2017 01:35 PM
    correlation coefficient, formula, weighted
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  4. Analysis for different data scales

    Hello everyone. I have a question that how can I perform regression/correlation or hypotheses testing on a data which has different response...

    Started by emmasood‎, 07-19-2017 09:17 AM
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  5. Missing value imputation on a non-normal distribution - EM vs Regression? Or else?

    Hi, Bit green when it comes to some of these methods, so please be gentle... but I'll try to provide as much info and concisely as possible. Any...

    Started by itsmrjack‎, 07-17-2017 11:12 AM
    expectation-maximization, missing data, non normal distribution, regression, spss
    • Replies: 1
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    07-18-2017, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  6. [Statistica - Nested Anova] How to do a two-way nested anova?

    Hi, I'm trying to do a two-way nested anova in Statistica, but the results do not seen to be a two way model. In my study I need to compare if the...

    Started by Maria Costa‎, 07-14-2017 11:45 AM
    anova, anova ecology biology, anova statistica glm, neste anova, statistica
    • Replies: 0
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    07-14-2017, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Modelling continuous measurements

    In the attachment from a set of notes, a brief description of how we describe a continuous measurement is described. I have a few basic questions...

    Started by Jickro‎, 07-13-2017 04:20 PM
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  8. Post HELP! Is using cross section semi series data correct?

    Hello all! It is so nice to know that there is such a forum to discuss statistical matters. Allow me to introduce myself. My Name is Yohanes...

    Started by Yohanes115‎, 07-06-2017 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-11-2017, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Question How to report t-test, CIs, cohen's d etc of log-transformed data

    I am wondering what is best/normal practice for reporting the results of an independent t-test of log-transformed data? For context, I am...

    Started by cxds‎, 07-08-2017 07:57 AM
    back transformation, cohen's d, log transformation, reporting, t-test two-sample
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 125
    07-08-2017, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Repeated Measures Anova for individuals?

    Hey everyone - I have a data set of 50ish subjects measured weekly for 24 weeks on several physical performance variables. I'd like to evaluate if...

    Started by LCs&c‎, 07-08-2017 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  11. Sample size calculation

    I have a normal distribution: log(xi/yi) ~N (0, c^2/yi). I need to work on the posterior distribution of c^2. I know c^2 follows a gamma...

    Started by drala54@yahoo.com‎, 06-29-2017 02:35 PM
    gamma distribution, sample size calculation
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 176
    07-07-2017, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Does covariate must be observed variable?

    In my study, I found significant interactions between treatment and order of sessions. Can I put the order variable as covariate in order to control...

    Started by PsychologyS‎, 07-03-2017 04:34 PM
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  13. Which test should I use in an experimental study with a questionnaire?

    Hi all, I Need some help with my first experimental study. I would like to test the influence of different variables (x1, x2...) on an individual's...

    Started by yarela‎, 06-29-2017 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 279
    06-30-2017, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  14. Explanation of the Log likelihood criterion

    Hello all, I'm a counseling doctoral student working on dissertation with a mixed methods approach (though qual dominant) Part of my...

    Started by JD89‎, 06-28-2017 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 202
    06-29-2017, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Repeated Measure for data with unequal group variance -- Friedman test

    I have a small, but untidy, dataset. I think I should use non-parametric tests, but I want to check my understanding since I have not often used...

    Started by JeffP‎, 06-28-2017 07:43 PM
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  16. Comparing an ecological subsample to population

    I have 2 batches of tree species and abundance data collected for a city. The difference between them is the sampling strategy - one was random...

    Started by andyspeak‎, 06-23-2017 08:22 AM
    braycurtis, ecology, population, sampling
    • Replies: 1
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    06-26-2017, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  17. comparing test results obtained on the basis of different sample sizes

    I have variables a1 and a2 with 57 observations each, and variables b1 and b2 with 29 observations each. I compare a1 with a2 by means of a...

    Started by Wilbert‎, 06-26-2017 05:11 AM
    effect size, sample sizes, t-test
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    • Views: 171
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  18. Best Stat Question Ever?

    Got this off Twitter (@galka_max) and found it interesting: If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will get it...

    Started by The Game‎, 06-20-2017 09:42 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 407
    06-21-2017, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  19. Best tool to analyse data

    Hi, I have 20 years of data about calibration reports of various clients which primarily shows three-variables. COMPANY A YEAR 2001 1.)...

    Started by fahm‎, 06-21-2017 05:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 194
    06-21-2017, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  20. Sample Size Calc for Right Skewed Data

    I have a request from a person for a sample size calculation. When I requested information about the potential study data they provided two means and...

    Started by hlsmith‎, 06-09-2017 10:44 PM
    power, simulation
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 818
    06-14-2017, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  21. Ridge Regression estimator

    Hi! I'm learning about the different penalized regression methods and I thought I'd stick with Ridge Regression because an analytical expression...

    Started by jamesmartinn‎, 06-12-2017 12:46 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  22. HMLR and ANOVAs instead of structural equation modelling

    Hi,* I have two studies within my thesis; The first is cross-sectional, and tests a theoretical framework of leadership - it explores the...

    Started by EmmaL‎, 06-06-2017 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  23. Question regarding methodology for Master dissertation

    Hey guys, I am a MSc Master student and am just about to write my final dissertation. Unfortunately I am a little bit unconfident with the...

    Started by CarinaSusan‎, 06-06-2017 11:31 AM
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  24. repeated measures with covariates

    Hello, I have 2 group (sick/healthy), N=30 for each. the other variable is within- two measures time (short/ long). I want to add covariates. 1....

    Started by talgef‎, 06-05-2017 10:42 AM
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  25. Need help figuring out which test to use!

    Hi there! I have a data file with the following information: pre-intervention depression score (t1), post-intervention depression score (t2),...

    Started by polubski‎, 06-04-2017 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 336
    06-04-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  26. Within Subjects Analyses Advice

    Hi all, New user & first time poster. I'm finalizing my dissertation and am searching for similar examples as my project or some way to justify...

    Started by psychphd‎, 06-01-2017 07:12 PM
    repeated measures, repeated measures anova, within subjects
    • Replies: 0
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  27. Understanding and Calculating Credible Intervals

    Hi, I am having trouble understanding and calculating credible intervals. My goal is to understand confidence intervals vs. credible intervals. ...

    Started by bmac1‎, 05-14-2017 03:18 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 446
    06-01-2017, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  28. Post Probability from sample size

    I am working on taking a methodology class and when working on past exams I stumbled over this question. I used n=(z^2∗Var)/error^2 to obtain the...

    Started by brage‎, 05-30-2017 12:47 PM
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  29. need help interpreting this Pearson R Correlation data

    Hi, I have a question and would welcome advice. I have conducted a pearson R stats test in SPSS and found that there is no relationship between...

    Started by returnofirv‎, 05-29-2017 06:44 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 386
    05-29-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  30. How to develop a health coverage plan for a particular disease?

    Currently, there is no government health coverage for cancer in our country and the prevalence of this disease is increasing rapidly. So I have...

    Started by Blain Waan‎, 05-27-2017 08:18 AM
    health economist, life assurance, references
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 333
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  31. Repeated measures, cross-sectional data check

    Hey folks, Netherlands here, struggeling with my masterthesis. I conducted an repeated measures experiment with four groups and two trials. The...

    Started by dinnuk‎, 05-27-2017 05:09 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 220
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  32. Repeated measures, cross-sectional data check

    Hey folks, Netherlands here, struggeling with my masterthesis. I conducted an repeated measures experiment with four groups and two trials. The...

    Started by dinnuk‎, 05-27-2017 05:01 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-27-2017, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  33. Wilcoxon (SL) Regression - Confidence Intervals on Parameter Estimators?

    Does anyone know of a method to create confidence intervals on the SLR parameter estimates of a Wilcoxon Regression model?

    Started by Athenaeum‎, 05-24-2017 09:28 PM
    confidence, interval, regression, wilcoxon
    • Replies: 1
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    05-24-2017, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  34. Can I use fishers exact test in this situation?

    You can see in the below table that I have multiple cells that have expected counts <5 and cells with counts equal to zero + zero expected counts. As...

    Started by slamer2000‎, 05-15-2017 01:20 AM
    dichotomous, fishers exact, ordinal and categorical
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 829
    05-22-2017, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  35. Linear Regression Master Thesis

    Dear all, I have a question regarding the regression method I need to apply to my research. This is only an extra method I have to apply in order...

    Started by sj13‎, 05-22-2017 07:57 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    05-22-2017, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  36. Hypothesis Test for Unequal Variance When Populations are not Normally Distributed

    Hello, I have a situation where I would like to test the hypothesis that the variance of population one is great than the variance of population...

    Started by MikGZ‎, 05-17-2017 12:09 PM
    hypotheses testing, variance testing
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 383
    05-17-2017, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  37. Question Research methodlogy

    Hi, I conducted experiments as part of a research which assumed a hypothesis regarding the behavior of participants using a system. I collected...

    Started by sandiskuser‎, 05-14-2017 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-15-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  38. Statistical method to rank Likert-items

    Dear Readers, Currently, I am conducting a study to investigate the need for assistance with a certain process. I used a survey including...

    Started by MvZ‎, 05-08-2017 04:14 AM
    likert, likert scale, preference, rank order data analysis, ranking
    • Replies: 10
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    05-15-2017, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  39. Unbalanced designs in PERMANOVA and Resampling Methods

    Dear all, I am a new member and I have to say I am not sure if this is the right section for my question (I am working in ecology). I am...

    Started by Yser‎, 05-11-2017 06:29 AM
    bootstrap, monte carlo, permanova, unequal sample sizes
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 288
    05-11-2017, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  40. Time required in a retrospective study

    Hello I'm describing the dispatches of a drug from a hospital pharmacy and I have the data of each one of them Between a period of two years....

    Started by veron‎, 05-10-2017 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 404
    05-11-2017, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  41. Unbalanced designs in PERMANOVA and Resampling Methods

    Dear all, I am a new member here, working mainly in Ecology. I hope this is the right section to ask my question. I am dealing with unbalanced...

    Started by Yser‎, 05-11-2017 07:16 AM
    bootstrap, permanova, unequal sample size
    • Replies: 0
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    05-11-2017, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  42. meta-analysis vs. random effect combined analysis

    I have data from 200 similar studies, all measuring the same effect of a continuous independent variable on the same continuous response. I say...

    Started by szm‎, 05-10-2017 05:58 AM
    degrees of freedom, meta-analysis, mixed model, random effect, sample size
    • Replies: 0
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  43. stat questions on multicollinearity

    I'm working through some practice on regression analysis and wanted to confirm. My attempt is below. Thanks (1) The correlation between two...

    Started by shane414‎, 05-09-2017 04:52 AM
    statistics
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 437
    05-09-2017, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  44. Which tests to use in these examples? Wilcoxon etc.

    I'm pretty clueless, but would appreciate any help very much. I have: Group 1: went from nothing, to receiving surgery 1, and then later on...

    Started by LasseNordenhem‎, 05-08-2017 06:05 AM
    mann whitney, non parametric tests, wilcoxon
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 448
    05-08-2017, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  45. Does frequency distribution matter when using nominal/ordinal data?

    I want to do relationship analysis between different variables from questionnaire results that I've just collected and I've recently learned that you...

    Started by slamer2000‎, 05-07-2017 01:17 PM
    frequency distribution, nominal data, normal distribution, ordinal data
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 406
    05-07-2017, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  46. Repeated atypical measures..help needed

    Hey all, thanks again for the great group and assistance. I have a research of 30 patients (one sample) which performed cognitive tests in the...

    Started by XPeriment‎, 04-28-2017 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 751
    05-01-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  47. How to analyze change in performance

    Greetings, I have a task that two groups of participants completed at Time 1 and Time 2. I was planning to conduct a repeated measures ANOVA,...

    Started by Luxor‎, 04-28-2017 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-28-2017, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  48. [R] Estimation of the emprical distribution

    Hi all, I was wondering if there's an R package online that automatically estimates the best distribution of my empirical data and gives the...

    Started by maaarten9‎, 04-27-2017 10:43 AM
    distribution, package
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 416
    04-27-2017, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  49. Can i use the results from a PCA if the matrix is 'not positive definite'

    Hi, I have a 'not positive definite' correlation matrix having done a principal component analysis (PCA) on SPSS. The data i have used is from a...

    Started by shaunx‎, 04-27-2017 03:11 AM
    correlation matrix, factor analysis, pca, pca analysis, spss
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 381
    04-27-2017, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  50. Can you use correlation for percentages?

    I have two variables: the number of employees who work from home in the firm and the number of independent contractors in the firm - and I have this...

    Started by sas‎, 04-24-2017 11:22 AM
    correlation, correlation analysis
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 414
    04-24-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  51. Question help needed urgently for my dissertation what analysis method do i use

    hi i urgently need some help to do results section of my dissertation as it due soon by early may what analysis do i use and how do i interpret...

    Started by psychelp‎, 04-24-2017 09:08 AM
    please help me on this
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 322
    04-24-2017, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  52. Hotelling's T2 test and chi2 distributions

    For the 1-2 weeks I've been trying to decompose the T2 statistic into two independent chi2-distributed statistics, but have had no success. I'm...

    Started by MikeC‎, 04-23-2017 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 385
    04-23-2017, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  53. how it comes Exact sig = 1

    hello, please help me to intrepret the Mann whitney output figuring in the picture bellow.And especially if the (exact sig = 1) is coorect ? ...

    Started by ilyes‎, 04-22-2017 06:02 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 432
    04-22-2017, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  54. SPSS Correlation of single variable and independent variables

    Hello, I am working in spss 23 and I'm stuck. I have data for which I am attempting to determine if certain color of a personality (there are 4...

    Started by kellytwilliams‎, 04-21-2017 11:01 AM
    correlation analysis, spss 23
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 390
    04-22-2017, 02:48 AM Go to last post
  55. Statistical report

    Hi, I am a first-year business student that is taking a stats class. I have a report assignment with the requirement of an executive survey and...

    Started by Sam1218‎, 04-16-2017 09:17 PM
    descriptive statistics, executive summary, graphical representation, inferential statistics, statistical report
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 684
    04-16-2017, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  56. Can I use an independent t-test to test for significant differences over time?

    I have a 50 year time series (2012-2062), and I would like to test to see whether sig. differences exist between two groups of data subjected to...

    Started by Miz123‎, 04-15-2017 08:20 AM
    t-test
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 372
    04-15-2017, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  57. GOF measures

    When we validate a statistical model, should we only consider the traditional Goodness-Of-Fit measures? Are there other ways in which the model...

    Started by shane414‎, 04-14-2017 03:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 440
    04-14-2017, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  58. GOF Analysis/Discussion

    What actions constitute an analysis of goodness-of-fit for a regression model? What are the typical graphical displays used in this analysis of...

    Started by shane414‎, 04-14-2017 02:54 AM
    regression analysis
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 366
    04-14-2017, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  59. Dealing with censored dates as regressors

    I'm estimating a linear model, with one of the independent variables being a date of appearance. I consider the date to be a minimum date of...

    Started by nbi‎, 03-30-2017 07:30 AM
    censoring, regression, time-series
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 499
    04-13-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  60. [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 12:26 PM
    random effect, repeated measures anova
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 856
    04-11-2017, 12:00 PM Go to last post

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