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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. 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, Yesterday 08:22 AM
    braycurtis, ecology, population, sampling
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  2. 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
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  3. 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: 131
    06-21-2017, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 591
    06-14-2017, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
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    06-04-2017, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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
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    06-01-2017, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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: 277
    05-29-2017, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
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  15. 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
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  16. 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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  17. 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
    • Views: 260
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  18. 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: 635
    05-22-2017, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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: 289
    05-17-2017, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  21. 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
    • Views: 280
    05-15-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
    • Views: 633
    05-15-2017, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  23. 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: 199
    05-11-2017, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
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  25. 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
  26. 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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  27. 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
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  28. 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: 322
    05-08-2017, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  29. 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: 256
    05-07-2017, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  30. 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: 601
    05-01-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
  32. [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: 315
    04-27-2017, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  33. 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: 264
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  34. 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: 312
    04-24-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  35. 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
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  36. 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
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    04-23-2017, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
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  38. 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: 318
    04-22-2017, 02:48 AM Go to last post
  39. 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: 505
    04-16-2017, 09:17 PM Go to last post
  40. 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: 296
    04-15-2017, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  41. 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: 356
    04-14-2017, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  42. 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: 274
    04-14-2017, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  43. 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: 389
    04-13-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  44. [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: 694
    04-11-2017, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  45. Regression Analysis

    I'm trying to better understand linear regression by the following questions. (1) Linear regression assumes: a. The relationship between X...

    Started by msoe414‎, 04-07-2017 04:49 AM
    statistics help
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 642
    04-07-2017, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  46. How to best maximize sample size for a third order factor CFA

    Dear all, I have a sample size question that I'd like to consult your opinions on. In our lab, we gave a particular measure to roughly 450...

    Started by myautumn28‎, 04-07-2017 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 328
    04-07-2017, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  47. Advantages/disadvantages of computing composite score these ways

    Hi, I'd highly appreciate your recommendations for a research I'm doing. More specifically, I'd like to know the advantages, disadvantages, and...

    Started by StatTalker‎, 04-03-2017 08:05 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 494
    04-04-2017, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  48. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 687
    04-02-2017, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  49. 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
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 674
    04-02-2017, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  50. 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, 03-30-2017 02:47 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 610
    04-02-2017, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  51. Smile Which test to use?

    I have a study whereby I asked two groups of participants (Clients (N=76) and Professionals (N=62) what qualities would make a treatment interaction...

    Started by sf27‎, 04-01-2017 03:26 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 399
    04-01-2017, 03:26 AM Go to last post
  52. Selecting of statistical test?

    I have a study whereby I asked two groups of participants (Clients (N=76) and Professionals (N=62) what qualities would make a treatment interaction...

    Started by sf27‎, 04-01-2017 03:20 AM
    chi square, statistic test, t-test
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 287
    04-01-2017, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  53. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 530
    03-25-2017, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  54. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 532
    03-24-2017, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  55. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 697
    03-23-2017, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  56. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,402
    03-22-2017, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  57. 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
    • Views: 503
    03-21-2017, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  58. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 501
    03-20-2017, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  59. 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
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 651
    03-15-2017, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  60. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 618
    03-13-2017, 04:52 PM Go to last post

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