Statistical Notes

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Title
Last Revision
Comments
Introductory Statistics
8/1/98
Based on Moore's The Active Practice of Statistics
Testing Group Differences using T-tests, ANOVA, and Nonparametric Measures
1/11/06
Explains the different methods of testing group differences.  Contains information on between-subjects, within-subjects, and mixed ANOVA, as well as their nonparametric equivalents.  Includes sample SPSS code for all analyses.
Applied Linear Regression set 1
11/13/07
Based on Cohen, Cohen, West, and Aiken's Applied Mulitiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences.  Contains more theoretical detail and includes sample SPSS code.
Applied Linear Regression set 2
8/1/98
Based on Neter, Kutner, Nachtsheim, & Wasserman's Applied Linear Statistical Models.  Contains more mathematical detail and includes sample SAS code.
Transforming and Restructuring Data
Also available:  SPSS examples
 5/14/01
Explains efficient ways of transforming data (including tips on getting normal distributions), as well as information about how to change the unit of analysis of a data set.  Includes an overview of programming with arrays and loops in SPSS and SAS.
Meta-Analysis
7/31/09
Describes procedures for quantitatively summarizing the results from mulitple studies.  Focuses on d and r effect sizes.
Psychological Research Methods
5/9/01
Based on a class taught by Jamie DeCoster at the Free University Amsterdam.
Scale Construction
3/16/10
Detailed notes on how to build and test a scale, including sections on validity and reliability analysis.
Using ANOVA to Examine Data from Groups and Dyads
Also available:  HLM overheads
4/12/02
Uses a flowchart to explain how to determine analysis for data from groups and dyads.  Includes a section on how to calculate the intraclass correlation coefficient.  
Mediation Bibliography
4/12/06
Describes several important references related to testing mediation.  Includes links to three mediation websites.

Factor Analysis

Also available: CFA fit statistics

8/1/98

A basic theoretical introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.

 

Data Analysis in SPSS
2/21/04
Explains how to perform and interpret the output of a number of different analyses in SPSS, including ANOVA, MANOVA, regression, logistic regression, and factor analysis.
Data Preparation in SPSS8/15/12Explains how to use the menus and syntax to perform basic data preparation in SPSS.
Excel 2003 for Researchers
12/28/05
An overview of Excel 2003 features from the perspective of a researcher.  Includes sections on formulas, importing and exporting files, and the Analysis Toolpak.
Excel 2007/2010 for Researchers 9/07/10 An overview of Excel 2007 and 2010 features from the perspective of a researcher.  Includes sections on formulas, importing and exporting files, and the Analysis Toolpak.
Restructuring Data from Computerized Experiments
12/29/05
Explains how to use SPSS's Data Restructure procedure to easily transform data in univariate format (where each line corresponds to a trial) to multivariate format (where each line correspons to a subject).

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