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What are F values of the canonical functions in discriminant analysis?

Recently, I read a paper (Pell et al. 2009) in which the authors use Discriminant Analysis, and I quote: The discriminant analysis produced three significant canonical functions (Function 1, ...
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How can I calculate power in SPSS

I have 4 different groups and i want to look if the means significant differ from each other but before that i want to know if the power in every group is high enough. How can i calculate the power ...
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Data structure for Inverse Cumulative Distribution when columns are *NOT* separate variables

I am trying to structure data to conduct a Frequency analysis and output an Inverse Cumulative Distribution histogram for a biomechanics study. The goal is to compare 4 devices with respect to their ...
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Help with regression

I have a dichotomous variable, "know" and "not know". This refers to a participant knowing the meaning of a word or not. Then I have another variable as "fixation duration" which is continuous. I ...
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post-hoc for non homogeneous data

Which post-hoc test is used for non homogeneous data. I have checked my data set and they are normally distributes. I used Anova with Levene's test and it showed that my data is not homogeneous, and ...
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Two-step cluster analysis and autoclustering statistics

In older versions of SPSS there was displayed an auto-clustering statistics table with e.g. BIC criterion and its change for various cluster solutions. In later versions of SPSS (e.g. 21) I do not see ...
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data analysis, dissertation of thesis? help please?

I'm having a problem with my dissertation. My research is "level of satisfaction in relation to customer service: comparative study between 2 fast foods my questionnaire consists of 19 questions. ...
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Hierarchical or Two-step cluster analysis for binary data?

(This question is an edited version of a question I previously posted which one user recommended would benefit from more focus). I have 2000 questionnaires from respondents which ask 33 different ...
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Effectsize difference between Mann-Whitney U and t-Test

I have data that is officially not normally distributed (Kolmogorov-Smirnov test < .000 BUT N=around 1200 so K-S not really reliable). In plot I can see that form looks good but negatively skewed. ...
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Cluster analysis of binary data [duplicate]

I have 2000 questionnaires from respondents which ask 33 different questions about which issues are present in their lives - i.e. alcohol abuse, domestic violence, mental health, child abuse, learning ...
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SPSS - How do I analyse two categorical non-dichotomous variables?

I'm having some issues running an analysis with two categorical variables that are both non-dichotomous... Some background information on my study: My study focuses on how young adults sexually ...
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Compare group mean to larger group of which it is part

I have thousands of evaluation scores, over several sites, which vary in number of evaluations for each. I am tasked with comparing the evaluation means for each site to the all-site mean. The ...
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column proportions comparisons for one variable

I have a one variable with three categories like marriage/divorced/widowed. The counts are: 40, 23, 7. I use SPSS in this case. I know how to perform chi_squared test for this, and it shows that the ...
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ICC to assess independence of observations in a cluster randomized trial

How can I compute an ICC to assess independence of observation assumption using SPSS for ANOVA. The data on two DVs were collected from participants one time over 28 weeks in 28 clusters (so this is ...
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Predicting one daily variable from another in SPSS

Note: There are similar questions to this one, but they don't seem to get at quite what I'm trying to figure out. I have a week's worth of daily data with a number of variables, including nighttime ...
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How to do planned comparisons on repeated measures (GLM repeated measures) using SPSS?

I have issues figuring out how to perform planned comparisons using a GLM for repeated measures analysis. More specifically, I have one group of subjects, assessed with 2 different scales (3 subscores ...
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Bootstrapping with random effects in SPSS

I'd like to use bootstrapping in my two-way ANOVA containing two fixed and one random factor. Why is the bootstrapping method not available (greyed out) for models containing a random factor? Thanks! ...
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What is a “discriminant function” and how to interpret it?

I want to test a model using discriminant function analysis. My question, as the title states, is very basic: What is a discriminant function? That is, how can I interpret the different discriminant ...
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Under-forecasting in Regression

I have to do forecasting of sales that is how much sales of a product is going to happen in a particular store. I have time series data for last two years and doing forecasting for 2014. The variables ...
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Is there an R equivalent for the SPSS custom Tables feature? [closed]

I have used the custom tables feature in SPSS for my job almost every day. I am trying to learn R. How can I recreate the custom tables functionality in R? Is there some specific package that I need ...
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How to compare two variables with different distributions?

I want to compare 2 independent variables, but the problem is that the first variable is normally distributed, while the second variable is not. What is the appropriate test in this case? Can I use an ...
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which test should be used to detect the effect of one variable on another?

I have conducted a research on four independent groups of students; one experimental and one control group at two levels. The design of the study was like a pre-test and post-test. I want to detect ...
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Correlations for nominal data

I have a gender variable in my questionnaire, I have done it where 1= Male and 2= Female. I would like to correlate this variable with their answers to compare the difference between male opinions ...
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SPSS and Stata output different

I'm Stata-proficient but learning SPSS for my new position. I am using a simple dataset to do very basic regressions and comparing to see if the results are the same. They're not. I'm close, but the ...
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GEE in SPSS: the case of ever-decreasing QICc values

I've been using GEEs in SPSS 22 to analyze my dissertation data and have discovered an interesting problem: when trying to figure out which subset of model factors have the lowest QICc, and therefore ...
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Mixed model in SPSS with random effect and repeated measures

I am working on analyzing a dataset that involves repeated measures data. The data was previously analyzed by a colleague using custom code written in C++, but I have expanded the dataset and am ...
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Correlation and collinearity in regression

I did a correlation analysis for my variables. All of them are associated (the coefficient is above 0). However, there is no collinearity problem in my regression analysis. I do not know how to ...
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Estimation of change and difference in changes for repeated measurements

In an ongoing project concerning life style changes, I can't find the way to study the difference in effects over time between the intervention and the control group. The project is set up as a an ...
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SPSS: Comparing Regression Coefficient for 2 Models

Hope you guys could help me with a question I've been stuck on for a while. I'm currently writing my thesis on how MRT (the railway system in Singapore) accessibility affects prices of public ...
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How to Calculate silhouette coefficient in SPSS for clustered data set?

I am having a pre clustered dataset with data and the action cluster identified for it using a custom clustering method. I am looking to calculate silhouette coefficient on this clustered dataset ...
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Repeated measurement model for Dichotomous variable in spss?

I have a repeated data in 7 diffrent time and 4 group. my variable is Dichotomous (yes/no). How I can do it with spss? what non-parametric test could I use? I appreciate your answers Leili
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Missing values in SPSS for Chi-Square Tests

I'm a postgraduate student, doing a accent perception study, this is my first time using SPSS! I'm conducting the above tests on my data, where my participants used Likert scales to analyse the ...
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Missing values on clinical scoring system in SPSS

I have a SPSS database with 747 patients with sickness symptoms and lab results as variables. With those symptoms and results I have generate two scoring systems. I sum the scores of all the variables ...
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What can I do to if I have a nominal dependent variable and scale independent variables?

Our dependent variable is a nominal variable that asks respondents "would you share this video?" with the responses being either yes or no. The hypotheses we are testing are all relational directional ...
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Mahalanobis distance in a hierarchical cluster analysis in SPSS

I am conducting a hierarchical cluster analysis in SPSS on my database with several neuropsychological and psychiatric variables. In my database, some of my variables (that is: two pairs of variables) ...
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correlation between factors

I am new to statistics and SPSS. I have a questionerre having 30 likert scaled questions, and 5 factors each having 5 or 6 questions. I made the reliability analysis and no problem is found. all ...
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Sample size for Cluster sample

I'veen asked to claculate a necessary sample size and I tought the best way to reduce costs and time is using cluster samplig protocol but I have few information and I don't have much experience with ...
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3 way mixed ANOVA & pairwise comparisons effect size

I have a 3 way mixed ANOVA, where I have 2 significant main effects, one significant two way interaction and a significant three way interaction. I've been told to not describe the lower order ...
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some suggestions for analyzing two-factor within subject design?

I'm doing a two-factor within-subject design experiment, and the two factors are all categorical variables. factor one has four categories, while factor two has two categories, and is counterbalanced. ...
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Error messages when doing regression in SPSS

I need to do a number of regressions in SPSS but keep getting error messages. For example - "There are X cells (i.e., dependent variable levels by combinations of predictor variable values) with ...
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Count variable as control variable in regression in SPSS

I'm doing a research on development of audit fees in 2005-2012. I'd like to see if there's a downward or upward trend in them. I have made a count variable of the years (2005=1 2012=8) and now should ...
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General Linear Model (GLM) with Continuous Variable and Categorical Variable (SPSS)

I would like to perform a GLM with a continuous variable and categorical variable as fixed factors. For e.g. Weight predicted by Height and Gender. From what it seems, the univariate GLM option in ...
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How to do multiple regression with within-subject independent variables using SPSS?

I have two groups of subjects, both undergoing two experimental conditions. During the experimental conditions, the subjects take questionnaires for evaluation of the mood states, and blood pressure ...
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Expectation Maximization (EM) Method - All Constructs or One Construct at a time?

I want to ask whether I can run Expectation Maximization (EM) method in SPSS to replace ALL missing values of ALL constructs at one run, or I have to do for each construct separately? Thank you
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hierarchical logistic regression Block non-significant, interaction significant

I'm using hierarchical logistic regression and having some difficulty. Im trying to predict self-harm vs none based on IVs age, gender, alcohol, educational attainment. They are all yes/no except ...
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Factor Analysis in SPSS & CFA in AMOS

I'm currently in the middle of analysing data for a masters dissertation and I'm having a lot of trouble with understanding factor analysis. I've collected data using a questionnaire in which I ...
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Nested analysis for categorical variables in SPSS

I have categorical data in the form of correct response (0/1 for each item respectively) and prevalence of a misconception (0/1 for each misconception on each item) from a pre and post assessment. ...
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Using Cronbach's alpha to test reliability of a questionnaire

I administer a questionnaire to managers asking them to what extent they agree / disagree that they perform certain functions (listed in the questionnaire) on a scale of 1-5. The sample functions are ...
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assess the interaction of two independent variables, on the dependent one

I have a set of laws/policies that overlap with each other through time (for example one started in 1990 and finished in 2001, and the other started in 1995 and finished in 1999). I want to examine ...
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Significant output in Levene's test for equality of variances in MANOVA; what to do?

I want to perform a MANOVA in SPSS as follows: i have a independent variable that consists of three groups (- of which the group sizes are not equal), and six dependent variables. When checking the ...