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1. ### Significance test to compare two effect sizes (Cohen's d)

Oh right, so basically just bootstrapping? Good idea, thanks a bunch! :)
2. ### Significance test to compare two effect sizes (Cohen's d)

Two different tests, all subjects take them before and after the manipulation. Yes, i can match each person to their pre-/post-scores. Everyone got the manipulation
3. ### Significance test to compare two effect sizes (Cohen's d)

Sure! Subjects took two tests (a & b), then there was a manipulation after which the same subjects took both tests again. Since the two tests use different metrics, I want to compare the increase in each test score pre/post-manipulation. So first I calculate Cohen's D for each Test and then I'd...
4. ### Significance test to compare two effect sizes (Cohen's d)

Thanks a lot for the answer! Both my Cohen's D estimates come from the same sample. Is there a similar approach for dependent samples?
5. ### Significance test to compare two effect sizes (Cohen's d)

I have two Cohen's D effect sizes from the same sample. How can I test if the difference between the magnitude of these two effect sizes is statistically significant? As the confidence intervals of the two estimated effect sizes overlap, can I assume that the difference between them is not...
6. ### How to linearly transform variables before t-test if their range is unknown

I want to conduct a paired t-test to estimate the difference between two variables x1 and x2. For sake of simplicity, let's assume that the two variables measure how well participants in a study performed on two cognitive reasoning tests. In the first test (x1, float), participants receive a...
7. ### Basic questions about pre-/post-treatment comparison and z-standardization

Thank you for your response! My situation is as follows: The data actually comes from a within-subject design: Each individual is asked to rate stimulus material using three different instruments (assume that all three instruments have previously been validated). Manipulation takes place in the...
8. ### Basic questions about pre-/post-treatment comparison and z-standardization

Assume I have three treatment-groups, each with pre- and post-treatment measurements: set.seed(42) n <- 100 df <- tibble( group_a_pre = rnorm(n, mean=0, sd=1), group_b_pre = rnorm(n, mean=50, sd=10), group_c_pre = rnorm(n, mean=5, sd=2), group_a_post = rnorm(n, mean=0.36, sd=1.2), group_b_post...
9. ### Help me understand the unidimensionality assumption in test theory (CTT and IRT)

De Ayala (2009) writes: This always made sense to me until recently. In any statement found in a psychological questionnaire, there is semantic overlap between constructs. Heck, we even allow factors to be correlated in obliquely rotaded PCAs and EFAs. As soon as any two factors are...
10. ### Factor loadings > 1 in CFA with lavaan

Hm, but I also get factor loadings > 1 when specifying only one single factor. Never heard of ESEMs before, thanks!
11. ### Factor loadings > 1 in CFA with lavaan

Thanks. I'm cross validating two questionnaires and the > 1 loadings come from an established big five inventory. If loadings are akin to regression estimates, I suspect they might be able to amount to > 1 if the items are highly correlated?
12. ### Factor loadings > 1 in CFA with lavaan

Hi folks, What are potential causes for factor loadings > 1 in CFA with lavaan? I'm using standardized loadings (std.lv). Is this generally concerning? Thanks
13. ### Testing hypothesis of difference in factor loadings across multiple scales in two questionnaires

I'm unsure of how to test this hypothesis and would greatly appreciate your ideas: For illustrative purposes, let's assume that two groups of people (experts vs. novices) author a questionnaire with five scales (scale1 to scale5). Let's further assume that I have reason to hypothesize that when...
14. ### Comparing two dependent, non-overlapping correlations

I have two questions regarding the comparison of two correlation coefficients from a single (paired / dependent) sample: Is it legitimate to use a test for comparing independent correlation coefficients instead? My understanding is that the only drawback is that this would compromise power...
15. ### Suspicious about perfect fit in SEM (CFI = 1, RMSEA = 0)

I'm new to path analysis in SEM and suspicious about my model fit indices in R / lavaan: lavaan 0.6-6 ended normally after 27 iterations Estimator ML Optimization method NLMINB Number of free parameters...
16. ### GLM with multiple categorical predictors

I don't care about this intercept or what it represents, as long its not an intersection of factor levels, which would make it hard to interpret.
17. ### GLM with multiple categorical predictors

Hello internet, lets say I want to predict an outcome using multiple categorical predictors. Please consider the follow reproducible R-code: library(dplyr) library(psych) set.seed(42) n <- 500 df <- data.frame( loneliness = round(runif(n, 0, 1)), pet = factor(round(runif(n, 0, 1)))...
18. ### Confusion over the F-ratio in a hierarchical multiple regression

Hey all, I'm not used to work with multiple regression analysis, so I would be glad if anyone could help me interpreting this result: I performed a hierarchical multiple regression in SPSS (forced entry) in two Blocks to predict to variable SM: Block 1: Predictors: IQ, AGE Block 2...
19. ### Urgently need help with data analysis

Hey folks, i really am desperate for help with this, since I have to present my results at a conference in less than two weeks. I am a statistics-noob undergraduate psychoglogy-student, so please go easy on me. Research and Variables I want to examine the correlative relationship between a...