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Clustering where intra-row sign matters but inter-row sign doesn't

I'm not sure how best to express this question except through an example. I have some data, let's say it represents the inputs from 2 partners on a task. From that, we can create a set of difference ...
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What is intervention?

An intervention is strategy to produce change among individuals or entire population. Is the definition of intervention correct ?
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statistically valid sample [duplicate]

If I want to pursue a social research about a service that some Universities provide, what is the minimum number of universities I should visit/contact in order to make the survey significant?
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statistically valid sample [closed]

If I want to pursue a social research about a service that some Universities provide, what is the minimum number of universities I should visit/contact in order to make the survey significant?
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Using Difference in Difference (DiD) to measure the impact of austerity measures?

I am trying to see if there is any causal relationship between the rise in vote share of France's leading extreme right-wing party Le Front National and the rate at which austerity measures took place ...
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Would a simple OLS regression work with this example?

First and foremost I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide me with. I am writing my undergraduate thesis on the rise of populism in France. The relationship I am trying to better ...
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Publications in the social sciences or psychology based on freely available datasets?

There are a lot of datasets freely available across the web (see CV questions here, here, or here). Yet, I want the reverse: I am looking for a list of publications in the social sciences or ...
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Statistical issues with aggregating annual survey data from multiple years?

I am using a national telephone survey conducted every year by the CDC called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to answer a question about breast cancer screening rate in ...
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What are possible theories/models to describe social influence based on frequency?

I am working on social influence based on frequency, meaning if a person repeatedly appears at a location many times then he/she is more influential at that location. In other words, he/she can ...
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How to gently introduce epidemiologists/public health coworkers to advanced predictive modeling?

Coming from a social science and epidemiology background, my coworkers were trained on least squares regression, logistic regression, and survival analysis. They like to see 95% confidence intervals ...
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What is a proper scale to do the social network analysis?

Problem My problem is to profile the individual user (i.e. mine individual user's interest, location, and many more). What we have as input are the network structure (e.g. linked-in network) ...
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Implications of current debate on statistical significance

In the past few years, various scholars have raised a detrimental problem of scientific hypothesis testing, dubbed "researcher degree of freedom," meaning that scientists have numerous choices to make ...
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Which statistical method to use for finding systematic patterns in data

As part of a broader study I am analysing 30 websites that fall into 3 categories: Consumer (10 sites) Commercial (10 sites) Health (10 sites) The approach I used was a 'tick and flick' ...
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Are clusters in social sciences globular?

Many clustering algorithms require globular (gaussian) clusters. Main example is k-means. If clusters are not globular, these methods can bring wrong results. In social sciences, data is often ...
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Which statistical topics to teach in European Studies study programme?

Next year, I will teach statistics in bachelor study programme European studies (Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava). According to programme description, ...
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How would you approach weighting of open response lists in a statistical manner?

How would you deal with lists of varying lengths? For example, if you asked for an ordered list of your favourite movies without any constraints how would you value the weight of someone who submits ...
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Correlation analysis for education research project

Good day! Our group conducted a classroom research about Social Goals Role on Student Mindset. For this study, we asked 42 college students to answer 2 sets of questionnaire. The first survey consists ...
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Analyzing test scores with different size groups

I'm a bit new to statistics; I know some general info about ANOVA, but I'm wondering if it's applicable in the following situation. Let's say I have a group of people who have taken a test, and the ...
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Data mining techniques in Obama's campaign

I came across this article about the data mining team in Obama's reelection campaign. Unfortunately, the article is very fuzzy about the actual machinery of the statistical algorithms. However, it ...
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Identifying fraudulent questionnaires

Questionaires are often used in social sciences. Many people try to complete them very quickly and very often they only "guess" answers. Is there any statistical technique or any research in this ...
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Can I use a one way ANOVA with multiple categoricals as a response variable?

I do not know a lot about stats so forgive me. I have a dataset which has $N$ number of participants and their choice between 1, 2, and 3 at any given point. I want to analyze the distribution of ...
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Model to use in assessing the responsiveness of a categorical variable to policy changes over time?

I am interested in determining if the decisionmaking of a particular government body was responsive to policy and statutory changes that occurred at known points in time. I can classify the decisions ...
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Interpreting effect size

One of the most widely used interpretation of effect size is Cohen's $d$, as follows: $<.10$: trivial $[.10,.30]$: small to medium $[.30,.50]$: medium to large $>.50$: large to very large ...