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    Unsure of which test to use!




    If I want to assess the effects of a number of different factors such as sex, income etc on exam results which statistical test should I use? I have tried searching on the internet but end up getting a little confused by everything.

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    Sounds like a good situation for multiple regression.

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    if the factors are qualitative and the response continuous quantitative then wouldn't ANOVA be the correct method to use?

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    Possibly, but you wouldn't be incorrect if you used regression - ANOVA is simply a special case of regression...

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    yeah, I don't really get the link between anova, regression, ancova and glims. stats is confusing. i have no idea why i study it.

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