# Thread: HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

1. ## HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

Hello,

I am a physician with a decent amount of experience with clinical research, but am stumped on what statistical test to run on this basic survey data.

For instance, I posed a question to the survey group about how many statistical courses they've attended in the past. Their options were multiple choice 1-5 courses and answered as follows:
One = 25.3%
Two = 24.6%
Three = 19.4%
Four = 12.7%
Five = 16.4%

I'd like to statistically evaluate this to show there is no difference (or there is a difference) amongst the responses. I have a 15 question survey in which all questions are like this. I've run through all of my basic tests and was thinking that maybe a Kruskal-Wallis would be indicated, but given that I don't really have a comparison, I'm stuck. Any thoughts? Please help!

2. ## Re: HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

sorry everyone. Title of post is inappropriate and should have read, "Analysis of Survey Responses." Thanks for assistance!

3. ## Re: HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

Do you want to say the distribution is not uniform were the probability of selecting any group would be 20%?

It becomes progressingly more difficult to take more classes so that hypothesis seems off. What did you plan to do with the question when designing the survey.

PS, I think you can edit the title yourself.

4. ## Re: HELP: Too Basic Of A Stats Question

Could you use a test of proportions?

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