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How can I improve the predictive power of this logistic regression model?

I am using SPSS to analyze a data set which aims to predict whether individuals have cancer based on five symptoms (a, b, c, d, e). In this data set most individuals have cancer. I ran a Binary ...
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SPSS linear regression - variables that are percentages

I have some data about music styles played at festivals. It looks like this: Based on this (and other) data, I'd like to make a model to explain the price of a ticket for each festival. However I'm ...
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Correlation and group difference with unequal sample sizes

My sample is 60 participants. At first, I did not expect to analyze the correlation, but the result is interesting, so I would like to. The 60 participants are 50 people who have good reading skill ...
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Statistical technique for two variables

What statistical technique is best to analyse two variables, one being type of downloader (illegal, legal and mixed) and the other is number of devices (which can be 1-7)? To see whether there is a ...
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Unequal Sample Sizes for Two-way Repeated Measures

I have 3 different treatments with the observations of 6 different repetitions. However, all these different treatments (groups) have different numbers of patients. The first group has 26 patients, ...
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How to create a bar chart? [migrated]

I want to create a bar chart with multiple variables on the x-axis. I have variables on type of downloader (Legal, Illegal, Mixed), age (16-24, 25-34, 35+) and gender (Male, Female). On the y-axis i ...
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How to do Simulation for Time Series Model using SPSS

I am totally new to SPSS. I have a question on Simulation. Can we apply simulation for time series model using SPSS? Thanks in advance.
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One way Anova Test validation

Let me give you an example to show what i am trying to. Let's say 50 patients started a cure for a disease and it took 2 months. So, I want to compare the first month's tumor sizes to the second ...
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Unequal variances t-test or U Mann-Whitney test?

I have two independent samples and I need to compare their values, to say if values in the first group are higher than values in the second group. I performed the Levene's test and the variances are ...
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To find significant differences between means using repeated measures GLM

I am new in using SPSS and stuck with General Linear Model [which is just linear model] procedure. I have 8 cognition variables like latency, thigmotaxis, spatial, quadrant, nt quadrant, proximity, ...
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How do I “nest” data in a mixed-effects model? and MANY related questions about mixed effects models!

I treated 80 people with drug X and 80 with drug Y. I presented the drugs to them in groups of 10 (meow groups). The drug was consumed for 15 weeks. They reported the severity of their headaches (from ...
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should i take this variable which consist only 1 question in factor analysis? (all other variables are based on multiple questions)

I'm conducting a study on internet shopping adoption. I'm using a structural model from a research paper. My supervisor has asked me to conduct a factor analysis using SPSS. I'm quite weak in stats ...
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Why does SPSS create false means in my clustered bar chart?

I'm pulling my hair out on this one, so hope somebody can help me out. I'm using SPSS 19 on a dataset structured like this (dummy data): ...
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How to apply GEE and how to use it for critical mass

sorry I am completly new to the forum and as well to using GEE and SPSS so I hope my question is not to confusing. My dependent variable is the firm performance and I have several controlling ...
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Find out if there is a way to create BMI weight category variable

I am working on a project and have to find a way to break my data into percentiles. The variables that I already have are gender, age in months and BMI. If I am able to calculate the percentile that ...
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Post-hoc chi-squared multiple comparison tests using complex samples module in SPSS v. 20

This questions refers to computing cross-tabulations and chi-squared tests of independence through the SPSS complex samples module available in SPSS versions 19 and up. I am able to compute the ...
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Choice between Type-I, Type-II, or Type-III ANOVA

We have a dataset with three variables (dV: self-reported measure on scale 1-5, assumed to be metric; iV1: factor with 4 levels; iV2: factor with 8 levels). We are interested whether the dV differs in ...
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Interpreting multivariate tests in repeated measures

I have a within subjects design with 4 DVs and I ran a repeated measures analysis on SPSS. My DV is a physiological measurement and is not expected to be linear. My multivariate Wilks lambda is ...
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Why does “repeated measures” not appear under “analyze - glm” menu in SPSS? [migrated]

This is my first time using SPSS for doing within-subjects ANOVA. Every tutorial I see tells me that I should go to analyze -> General Linear Model -> Repeated Measures. The problem is that under ...
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ANCOVA: ordinal covariate on SPSS

I'm trying to run an ANCOVA on SPSS with 3 variables: Gender, score 1, score 2. I want to control for the possibility that gender has an effect the scores, in order to isolate just the relationship ...
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Can I use the chi-squared test of independence with skewed data?

I have two variables, both categorical, one with skewed responses. How do you deal with skewed data in the chi-squared test? Are there any other relevant tests? I want to perform the test in SPSS.
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Comparing groups using SPSS

I have a dataset with 2 measures that were tested over 30 time points. I have a two groups of people who have both measures at all 30 time points. How do I compare the groups using SPSS?
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Bootstrapped t test in SPSS: Why are some p value cells blank?

Using an independent samples t test, I am comparing the performance of 2 groups on an activity, based on the percentage of items correct (the percentage of total items correct, as well as percentage ...
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Tree analysis - CHAID

I am running a decision tree analysis, and the same predictor that forms the first core branch, reappears as an another branch further down the tree. Could somebody explain me how this is possible? ...
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ISPSS: Cross-sectional time series analysis

I am trying to run a multiple regression in SPSS. I am using panel data with 4 independent variables. Of these, one is a dummy variable. Can someone please guide me through the process or give me ...
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How can I find tendencies in specific cases between two groups?

I'm doing this project where we are investigating whether social networks can influence peoples distinctiveness. Briefly summarized, we have primed a group with a social media and another is the ...
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Computing average of data in multiple (different) columns in SPSS

I have a SPSS data file, which i am trying to reduce. However the data which belongs together is spread within multiple columns. I.e. I have one row per subject, but each subject has done multiple ...
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How to paste SPSS output using the LIST command into SPSS - the output all pastes into one cell [closed]

If I use select if and then list some variables, the output appears as a plain text table in the output viewer. When I paste this into Excel it all goes into one cell. I've tried the copy special ...
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Managing data sets in SPSS where multiple cases appear in one row [migrated]

I'm working with a data set which has details on multiple people on one row. How I've dealt with this is to have variables like this: P1Name P1Age P1Gender P1Ethnicity P2Name P2Age P2Gender... etc ...
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45th and 55th percentile

I have a series of data from a household budget survey and want to do the following in SPSS: Identify the food expenditure shares of total household expenditure that are at the 45th and 55th ...
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Statistically prove the effectiveness of a treatment using GLM repeated measurements

I have two lots of samples: one is the control lot and the other undergoes some treatment. I did three measurements for the samples: one at the initial time (T1) ...
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Statistical significance for comparison of linear regression models

I have two linear regression models (with the same predictors) that try to estimate two different (although related) features of the same population. I am analyzing the hypothesis that these ...
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Questionaire analysis and grouping responses

I want to know if the creative process engagement is related to creativity. I don't know how to analyze the questionnaire. I will be collecting data for cpe with Zhang and Bartal's (2010) 11-item ...
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When is it acceptable to use only two items (variables) per factor in factor analysis?

I have a set of 20 variables that I have put through factor analysis in SPSS. For purposes of the research, I need to develop 6 factors. SPSS has shown that 8 variables (out of 20) have been loading ...
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How can I compare regression coefficients in the same multiple regression model

I think this question has been answered in bits and pieces here and there, but I am still a bit unsure about what the best approach for this is: how to compare two coefficients from a multiple linear ...
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NEED ANOVA HELP ASAP!

I have been looking at my stats results for 4 days now and I cannot figure out how to interpret the results. I conducted a within subjects experiment in which participants rated 4 neutral symbols on ...
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How do I convert unstandardized RMR estimates into standardized RMR estimates?

I am having difficulty turning unstandardized RMR estimates from AMOS software output in a SEM into standardized estimates to enable suitable interpretation. Can someone give me advice on where to ...
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Mixed linear model with repeated measures in SPSS

I'm trying to run a mixed linear model analysis with SPSS. When I try to run the analysis, SPSS gives the following error message: ...
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More specific test to see where it is significant rather then whether it is significant at all? Degree courses against levels of motivation to study

I've been doing chi-square tests to see whether there is a correlation between e.g. motivation levels when studying and degree course. With chi-square, it only reveals whether there is a significant ...
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Using Univariate ANOVA with non-normally distributed data

If my data are non-normally distributed and I'm conducting a 2x2 ANOVA, what can I do to correct for this problem so I can report the main effect and interaction output appropriately? Only one ...
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How do I do nonlinear generalized estimating equations in SPSS

Say I have two conditional media for bacteria growth: a bacteriocidal drug and control. I want to see the effect of my bacteriocide on culture growth, so I set up 6 flasks: three with drug, three ...
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Comparing groups at different time points within repeated measures study using SPSS

I have done a RCT (randomized control trial) of an intervention (which is of 6 week duration) versus control. The outcome measure (an exercise test) has been tested pre-intervention (Pre), immediately ...
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Correlating time series for 20 regions (SPSS)

I have a question to which I can't find an answer although I spent really awfully lot of time searching. I have time series data for about 20 regions of a country. Each time series covers 20 years. ...
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How to compare pre- and post-tests when subject identifier is missing?

My colleague and I are professors and we conducted an experiment in which we would please like some advice on deciding which tests to use in SPSS. He taught 4 classes of students on 2 different ...
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repeated measures ANOVA with covariate

I conducted a repeated measures ANOVA and added a continuous covariate. Now there is a significant main effect of that continuous covariate. If I report that main effect I need to say something about ...
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Fisher's Exact: why no test statistic for 2x2 tables in SPSS

Whenever I have used the Fisher's Exact test on tables larger than 2x2 contingency tables, SPSS has produced a test statistic that I can quote in my work. However, when I do the same with 2x2 tables, ...
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Save R MICE Imputed Data as SPSS data

I am calling the R MICE routines into SPSS to do multiple imputations. My question is how to save the multiple imputed data sets as SPSS files for later analyses. Any help would be greatly ...
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How to test for normality in a 2x2 ANOVA?

Study Design: I showed participants some information about sea-level rise, focusing the information in different ways, both in terms of the time-scale and the magnitude of potential rise. Thus I had a ...
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Constant forecasts in SPSS

I have weekly data for the last four years. I am using SPSS to do forecasting. I am getting a constant value in the forecast period. What could be the reason behind it? Is it due to defining weekly ...
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Linear Mixed Models with variable time points in SPSS

I am analyzing a clinical study measuring patients' symptoms and brain structure sizes over three time points. The "visits" should be at baseline, 3 months and 12 months but they vary considerably and ...