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post-stratification of ACS survey

I have a survey methodology question. I am preparing a report that contains some demographic information. My supervisor instructed that I use the NCHS bridged-race population estimates when reporting ...
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methodology for assessing experimental design

I have pre post data for 5 different groups of kids living in different settings (rural, low income, high income, etc). The variables include age, gender, type of setting, treatment (exposure to one ...
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Is there any good reference which statistical test should be used given study design?

I am looking for a source (infographics, picture, graph, list, book, algorithm or whatever) that clarifies which statistical test should be used when. I mean what do I use when I have two unpaired ...
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What statistical test is fit for comparing enzyme activity profile of microbial strains

Enzyme activity profiles are profiles of (fungal, bacterial etc.) strains. Usually they are done by using predefined and standardised kits. One of those is for example ''api ZYM (BioMerieux)'' which ...
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Analysis to use with categorical predictors and continuous response variables

I am trying to figure out what the right statistical test to use is for data where the DV is continuous, and the IV's are categorical. There are a lot of different DV's that I want to run through a ...
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Is this method of finding the confidence interval correct?

Suppose that we have 2 sets of data $X = x_1, \dots, x_n$ and $Y = y_1, \dots, y_m$ and a test $T$ that tests the null hypothesis that these data come from a distribution with the same median. $T$ can ...
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types of baseline modelling

I'm searching for a model that can be used to decompose incremental effects and baseline effects and is also good at prediction (i.e. Not OLS). We have tried OLS, ARIMAX with exogenous factors, ARIMAX ...
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Unwritten laws and dirty tricks to influence the outcome of a regression analysis

Background: Some years ago, I was working for a professor specialized in macroeconometrics. As a student research assistant, it was my task to replicate other papers and "play around" with the data. I ...
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Help finding method of estimating regression parameters for a given performance

Pardon my ignorance, for I have very basic training in statistics, but have never taken a regression course. I ran an experiment where participants are in one of two conditions (between subjects). ...
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How did Gallup form this index?

I am reading this Gallup poll, and in it there is a "Positive Experience Index" that is used without really explaining how it was created, and therefore what, precisely, it means. From reading the ...
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What is the correct term for testing a classification method on different subsets of the same data

I am searching for the correct definition of a methodology I am using to test the robustness of different classification methods. I am creating different subsets of the full dataset by cutting away ...
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How to analyze a variable measured on a Likert scale and its interaction with another variable? [duplicate]

I have to analyze this variable which consists of scores given to 3 items (1-9 scale). This "Likert scale" measures "brand commitment" if thats important. 1) Firstly, should I compute 1 new variable ...
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What is the reasonable methodology to study machine learning techniques efficiently?

Nowaday, there are lots of online courses related to machine learning, and there are lots of programming languages which can be used to do data mining, such as R, Python or Matlab. For example there ...
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Non-differentiation

I'm trying to assess the level of non-differentiation for a web survey I am doing. It features six pages of several Likert items on each page with a 6 point scale, followed by a seventh page of ...
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How to handle unequal sample size with multiple factors?

The following dataset shows observations (count data) of cedar trees growing in small, medium, or large forest gaps (i.e. openings). You can see that that there is an unequal sample size and ...
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Can Goldman Sachs' economists predict who will win the World Cup?

Goldman Sachs decided to apply their brains to predicting the winner of the World Soccer cup. They built a statistical model analyzing past winners. I read about it here, but the original version ...
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Divide and Conquer

Satellite-Routed sensor system has attracted attention in next generation network. In this system large number of sensor terminals send sensed data to the monitoring station located in different area ...
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Methods for analyzing pre/post test data [duplicate]

What methods of analysis are utilized for pre/post test data when outcome are knowledge scores? In addition what methods of analysis would be used for Likert behavioral score data?
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What is the right attitude toward open source machine learning toolkits?

There are lots of machine learning toolkits nowadays, such as weka, sklearn, R libs. If we choose to use these toolkits, besides that it is convenient, sometimes ...
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Multiplicative error in survey data

I'm working on a panel survey data where each individual's income was multiplied by a individual-specific random number (each random number is evenly distributed from 0.5 to 1.5) to avoid any ...
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Hierarchical classification

I'm currently working on the classification with massive amount of data. Similar to the kaggle one. Data input consist of features and multiple labels that can be hierarchically aligned. At first I ...
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three variables chemical data analysis optimization

Could anybody help me by giving a solved step by step example of response surface methodology (RSM) using Doehler design for leaching of metals or for chemical processes? My supervisor has given me ...
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How to give the input of an image to SVM after preprocessing

I got a dataset of images(GRAZ_02 Data set-Cars,Bikes,People) and extracted features from each and every image in the database using a descriptor(SIFT algorithm) that returns a matrix of order :(No. ...
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What is the difference between “data mining” and “data analytics”? [duplicate]

What is the difference between "data mining" and "data analytics"? Are both things the same technically?
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Experiments for performance testing software

I am looking to run a series of performance tests for a software system across different configurations and determine which combination works best. The software system processes a number of files, ...
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sampling question

I have a question about inclusion criteria to obtain a representative sample of people with "sustained" or uncontrolled high BP. A colleague proposed that I look at health history data retrospectively ...
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Is a priori power analysis essentially useless?

I attended a meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology last week where I saw a talk by Uri Simonsohn with the premise that using an a priori power analysis to determine sample size ...
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Convert Likert scale to pairwise?

I want to find a way to convert the Likert scale to Pairwise (AHP/ANP) scale, because my questionnaire contains 30 criteria to compare, and making a pairwise questionnaire will contain (30*(30-1))/2 ...
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Should I report credible intervals instead of confidence intervals?

After stumbling upon the concept in a statistics textbook, I tried to wrap my head about it, and finally came to a conclusion which seems to fit all the explanations which I have seen so far: A ...
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What is the name of the survey method for determining the rank order of multiple items using a multiple question process?

I have seen surveys that use the following method to rank multiple items against each other. Let's say you have 25 items and you want to know their rank order (according to the survey-taker's ...
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Aside from regression coefficients, what are commonly used approaches to measure one variable's “sensitivity” to another variable?

I am about to embark on a lengthy study for a work project. At the core of it is the need for a statistical tool to help quantify "sensitivity." I am the lead software developer on the task, but I ...
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how do i tranform my ols equation into logs?

Hi i'm reading threw all my statistics notes and i can't find any mention of how to transform ols variables into logs. ie i can't see a equation or any method of turning a beta value into a log form. ...
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Proper Sampling - can I collect a two-group sample this way without issues?

I need to collect a two group sample for a comparison analysis (perhaps using logistic regression). The population that I need to extract a sample from is all firms from country A with activities in ...
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How to visualize a 3-D density function?

What is the best way graphically to visualize a 3-D density function? As in I would like to visualize $$z=f_{X,Y}(x,y)$$? Not necessary but R code for this would ...
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Calculating linguistic diversity of a text with respect to size

I'm doing linguistics work and I'm trying to make a measure of linguistic diversity in a text. A simple calculation seems to be linguistic uniformity ( or diversity) = number of words / unique words ...
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Avoiding fallacies when analysing individual data at group level

Let us say that you are running an experiment comparing a number of conditions. You have a database of individual scores, nested in groups, which are then nested by condition. Are there any ...
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Compare differences or ratios of factors by time

I observe a process in which particles could be detected on a start point, and sometimes cross a border. So I count the number of particles during the days. Which non-parametric method would you ...
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Which confidence intervals should be used?

I would like to plot 95% confidence intervals for my data. It seems there are multiple options for calculating them, e.g.: (examples shown using R code) ...
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Shall I use weekly or monthly data for forecast?

I seem not to find this in any textbooks. So I post these questions. Is monthly data better than weekly data for forecasting? Can there be seasonality in weekly data? Most software/methods don't ...
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Method to find pattern

Assume I tracked the behavior of users when they visit a Website. In detail I track the movement from which site to site they click within the Website. So I have a lot of tuples with (userID, site, ...
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Measuring how close a given sample distribution is to an ideal distribution

I'm trying to fashion survey experiments for which the demographic composition of the samples needs to be as close as possible to a 'golden' composition. For concreteness, let's say the 'golden' ...
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Method to jointly estimate Logit and OLS models

I am working on the following two models. Logit: Binary outcome $y$ ($y=1$ if paid more than the item value to win the item, $y=0$ otherwise) $$ y=b_0+x_1b_1+x_2b_2+x_3b_3. $$ OLS: Continuous ...
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Which statistical test to use? Paired-sample or independent-sample?

I have 1 subject rating 40 participants on the big five personality traits and other variables. these 40 participants are in 2 conditions (20 each). I want to compare whether there is a difference ...
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How to run a sensitivity analysis with dependent variables?

I am trying to run a sensitivity analysis on an efficiency indicator: the ratio between nitrogen outputs (milk, meat, crops) and nitrogen inputs (fertilizers, cattle feed, symbiotic fixation…). I ...
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Implementations of clustering with asymmetrical distance/similarity matrix

In my clustering problem I'm working with custom similarity measure and looking for any implementation of algorithms with asymmetrical distance or similarity matrix. I'm only interested in those that ...
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Estimating the number of birds in a specific area

I want to count the birds in an area. What's the proper statistical method for it? What are the good references for this topic?
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Confidence intervals based on the CLT: ever useful?

Suppose, for concreteness, that I am trying to estimate the mean of a population using a random sample of size $N$. Many elementary books discuss forming a confidence interval for the population mean ...
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How to assess the improvement from a treatment?

When optimizing a computer program, I need to determine how much faster the program runs with the latest optimization. To do this, I run the program N times without the optimization and N times with ...
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Using ANOVA to analyse a distribution

I found a method in an paper, which I do not quite understand. In this experiment the influence of a within subject factor was analysed. In order to analyse the influence of the factor not only on ...
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Finding kind of dependency

I have an interesting (to me) real-life problem but only a very basic understanding of statistics. I would appreciate a pointer to literature as I understand actually solving the problem is my ...