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Explanation of “covariate” in general linear model in SPSS

I am completing a project for a client using general linear model (GLM command) in SPSS/PASW (Ver. 17) Basically, the project is designed to find out if factors such as gender and age affect the ...
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Using Beta to interpret interaction in general linear model

Following the question here, someone suggested that I could just look at the B column in SPSS "Parameter Estimates" table to interpret the interaction. For instance, the B column for one of my tests ...
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Significant interaction in linear model with Pearson r as possible explanation

I have tested gender difference on the relationship between Variable A and B using linear model (GLM command in SPSS). I have found that the interaction of A (covariate/independent variable) with ...
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Fitting generalized linear model with covariate

In our experimental design, we are assessing the effect of TMS on decision making. Our data is not normally distributed because our assesment test results in mean count data (ultimatum game). Besides, ...
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Non-parametric multilevel analysis in SPSS

I have a trial with 8 groups. Each group experienced one of two treatments - four groups got treatment A & 4 got B. Within each group, the dependent variable was measured 4 times. Unfortunately, ...
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Can I use log-likelihood distance on data of only continuous variables?

I have to run a SPSS two-step cluster analysis. All my 4 variables are continuous scalar standardized parameters (with normal distribution). The dataset includes 10,000 cases. SPSS suggest to use ...
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Half-normal distributed DV in generalized linear model

My dependent variable is, by origin, absolute residual* left after some regression; it is distributed half-normally. Now I plan to use Generalized linear model in SPSS (GENLIN) to regress it on some ...
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Z score transformation for testing group differences in correlations

SPSS Help provides the following help for testing group differences in a correlation, using the GLM approach. See link. It first requires that X and Y are transformed into z scores. Question: When ...
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How do you report Kruskal Wallis one way analysis of variance and post hoc results following APA 6th standards?

How do you report Kruskal Wallis One Way Anova and post hoc results according to APA (American Psychological Association) 6th ed. standards? I have tried to find a template for reporting the results ...
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How to edit features of a chart from SPSS in MS Word?

Is there any way to edit a scatterplot created in SPSS/PASW after exporting/copying and pasting it into a Word document. I am finding that when I copy and paste my graph from SPSS/PASW into Word, the ...
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Why might the means estimated by GLM ANOVA differ from those calculated by hand?

I'm currently analysing some EEG data using a repeated measures general linear model, and I've run into a problem. I have three within-subject factors; Scalp area (3), condition (2) and word (2). When ...
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Testing for validity of a formative measurement model

I have developed a formative model which tests the relationship between two composites. Obviously, I have to ascetain the validity of this model. I am told that Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) ...
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Different F-ratios for within subjects effects when using SPSS and R's aov

I've just compared the ANOVA tables generated by SPSS and Statistica with the aov table provided by summary(aov.model). They yield identical between Subject effects (e.g., NativeLanguage(English vs ...
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How to perform repeated measures ordinal logistic regression using SPSS?

I'm usually a UseR. However, for didactic purposes I have to use SPSS today. I have to specify a General linear model with ordinal structure because what I'm examining is: Change in Likert scale ...
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Where can I find information about using SPSS for EFA and CFA? Is PCA (two samples) and reliability sufficient for scale development?

Context: I am in the process of developing a scale for my thesis. My advisor has guided me to using SPSS PCA to complete my analyses. Initially we reduced my scale to 3 factors (her insistence), ...
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Doing principal component analysis or factor analysis on binary data (using SPSS)

I have a dataset with a large number of Yes/No responses. Can I use principal components (PCA) or any other data reduction analyses (such as factor analysis) for this type of data? Please advise how I ...
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How to create multiple scatter plots in SPSS arranged in a table like format? [closed]

I have seen many reports which include (say) 6 scatter plots in one big table like format. Each scatter plot shows the relationship between two different variables. For example, one may show the ...
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Why don't my two-stage least squares results make sense?

I used SPSS 19's 2SLS procedure (which is very straightforward, with almost no optional specifications) to predict Y from X after X was predicted based on I, an instrumental variable. Then I tried to ...
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How to calculate an overall job satisfaction score and test group differences?

I am doing a project on finding out whether there is a difference in job satisfaction between employees of non-profit organisations and for-profit organisations. I also need to find whether job ...
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Best way to get started with and learn R

I have tried several times to "go it on my own" - but with limited success. I am a casual SPSS user and some SAS experience. Would appreciate a pointer or two from someone who has similar background ...
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Imputing missing data for Likert scale variables

I am in the process of imputing data (two variables that are 3 point Likert type responses and items of both variables yield multiple subscales). While these variables are ordinal variables, given ...
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How to read result from Kolmogorov-Smirnov one-sample test in SPSS?

I'm newbie and bit lost... Can someone help me read this result from SPSS 1-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test (poisson distribution). ...
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Controlling p-value in SPSS

I have corrected my alpha level using Šidák correction to take into account the experiment-wise error rate, as I am doing multiple correlation tests using the same data set. My new alpha is 0.00056. ...
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Understanding repeated measure ANOVA assumptions for correct interpretation of SPSS output

I am investigating whether different reward conditions may affect task performance. I have data from a small study with two groups, each with n=20. I collected data on a task that involved performance ...
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How to carry out repeated measures ANOVA?

I have the following data: IV = 2 levels (Experimental Group + Control Group). DV = I'm using signal detection variables i.e. (Hits, CRs, FAs & Misses) Both groups were tested twice so ...
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Is SPSS giving the wrong residuals for a repeated measures design?

When running a repeated measures ANOVA in SPSS, it's possible to 'Save' the residuals as new variables in the data editor. But the values output do not match the residuals given in R, and seem to be ...
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Seasonal data forecasting issues

I have a seasonally decomposed data set. The data set has strong seasonality. Now I am trying to fit the 'seasonal part' of dataset into ARIMA model and tried to forecast (with SPSS). The problem is,...
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Using an If condition inside SPSS syntax

I have a data table where I need to calculate the number of days each user performs an action. The structure is like this. ...
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How to test for differences from baseline where dependent variable is non-normally distributed using SPSS?

I have some physiological measurements which consist of 4 events measured in a "during task" condition and preceded and followed by a rest period. I want to test that the data points immediately ...
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How to use PCA+varimax components as independent variables in regression in SPSS? [closed]

I want to use body measurements to predict body weight in broiler chickens. There were seven body parameters measured. I did a principal components analysis and three components were extracted after ...
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Types of inverse transformations

In performing an inverse transformation to correct for skewness/kurtosis in SPSS, it asks me to choose what "type" of inverse transformation and I have no idea what the differences between these ...
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“Object not found” error in gls

As the R very beginner I'd like to ask if anyone could help me with the following problem? ...
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When is R squared negative?

My understanding is that R squared cannot be negative as it is the square of R. However I ran a simple linear regression in SPSS with a single independent variable and a dependent variable. My SPSS ...
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Reporting the general perception of tested sample [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Working with Likert scales in SPSS I have a data sample of which recorded individual's perception on whether a specific option is viable or not. The data was recorded on a ...
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Multiple imputation on single subscale item or subscale scores?

Recently I am conducting a research on the relationship between motivation/attitude variables (Gardner's model) and English language proficiency in the Philippines. I encountered a problem: missing ...
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What's the appropriate spss test?

Context I have 25 men and 25 women as participants, and they did exactly the same thing: Each of them heard an attractive dialogue and they had to choose between a photo of a woman in red and a woman ...
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Detect multi-punch responses in SPSS syntax?

I have a dataset that includes an open-ended response that was coded into categories by a vendor. The vendor created 50 multi-punch categories stored as 50 true/false variables. By putting this in a ...
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What distribution function might describe the following statistical experiments?

I have made several experiments, the result graphs are below, I need to figure out what is the distribution function of the following random variables... Where do I start with statistical analysis of ...
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Assigning class to the cases after K means cluster analysis (SPSS)

I have carried out PCA and then clustered the 6 resultant components using K-means clustering technique using SPSS. Normally SPSS adds a class variable for each case indicating its assigned group. ...
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k-means quick cluster analysis error in SPSS

I am doing a k-means cluster analysis for 6 component factors obtained by PCA. For centers and seeds, I have carried out a hierarchical cluster analysis. When I run the k-means cluster analysis, i get ...
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What test do I use / how do I show in the analysis that I measured everyone twice?

I have already asked a question on this forum about this, but as I changed my experiment a bit and I am still confused. I conducted an experiment in which 25 men and 25 women listened to an ...
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Interpreting average linkage clustering results in SPSS

I am trying to cluster 6 PC scores for a 1600 cases data (so its a 1600 x 6 matrix). I am using average linkage clustering technique that would be followed by a K mean clustering. The purpose of ...
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Multiple imputation using SPSS

I am working with a database with missing data. I have done "Roderick J. A. Little’s chi-square statistic" and knew that my data are not MCAR. However, I know don't have can I determine if there are ...
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Calculating principal component scores after PC analysis

I am carrying out a study to find out meteorological patterns using daily met observations including around 30 met parameters (each day is a case with 30 variables). My methodology includes carrying ...
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Forecasting stock prices time series based on independent factors using ARIMA model

I am trying to forecast time series of stock for a particular case in which closing value of the stock depends on independent factors which is in which infact another time series. Situation is like I ...
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How do you apply a linear regression built in SPSS to new data and generate prediction intervals

I am trying to use SPSS to build a linear regression on historical data (dependent and independent variables) and then apply this to new data (independent variables only) to generate predicted values ...
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How to perform Fisher exact test in SPSS?

I've collected around 10 numbers of ants from a colony and introduced the same numbers of ants to the same colony (say Colony-1) at their entrance to see their behaviour (whether they accepts or ...
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Internet statistics resources suitable for psychology students doing research

I am working on a new webpage for my part-time job as a methodological/statistical consultant for (psychology) students at my university. On this website I would like to place several links to online ...
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Why is a regression model of portfolio return giving smaller adjusted R-square (i.e., negative) than expected?

I have a question for adjusted $R^2$ given a specific regression model. I am doing a project on January effect and I have a model from some journal using $$R_i = a_0 + a_1D_{\mathrm{Jan}} + \...
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Getting an average measurement based on two raters for cases where data is missing for one rater

Context: I'm investigating behaviour in a clinical study involving children. I had both parents and teachers completing questionnaires to inform an understanding of the same underlying constructs, ...