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Questions tagged [methodology]

For questions about statistical methodology or choice of statistical methods.

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Multilevel, multivariate meta analysis with dependent effect sizes

I’m doing a meta analysis to find the connection between environmental fluctuation and fitness performance of organisms. I have collected data (844 Hedge’s g mean difference effect sizes ) from 43 ...
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generalized linear mixed model - model specificating + testing

I would like to examine, if the wording of a person described in a short story (1.”person”, 2. “homosexual person”, 3. “lesbian or gay person”, 4. „gay or lesbian person“) has an effect on the gender (...
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How to assess “reliability” for a non-stationary time series compared to a reference

I have two arterial pressure measurement devices, one of which is the reference. My goal is to assess reliability compared to the reference and the variables (demographics, passing time, etc.) ...
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Question regarding statistical methodology that involves logistic regression

I used following simulated data using R to demonstrate my problem. require(lmtest) require(splines) x=rnorm(20 ,0,1) y=rep(c(0,1),times=10) Although my simulated ...
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How to measure correlation between two groups of variables?

I have a data set that contain 75 variables of football players . These 75 variables basically measures two different types of information. 30 of those variables related to bio metric information ...
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Which method is correct for calculating total deviance explained for boosted regression trees?

I have the following output from a boosted regression trees model and I would like to calculate the total deviance explained. ...
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What type of statistical analysis should I use?

I have collected data for 30 patients for a certain test. This test was administered at 6 different but consistent intervals, and each test for each patient has lots of variables. If I want to do an ...
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Statistical test for multiple reponses?

I ran a survey and one question was to indicate which accommodation (hotels, apartment, b&b, ...) respondents prefer when travelling. Thery were allowed to select more than one option. The survey ...
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Kaplan-Meier method or estimator?

This is a really basic question. I say Kaplan-Meier estimator and always tell people to say estimator and not method or methodology. However, I've seen a few places where statisticians also say Kaplan-...
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Analysis of count data with percentages

for my master thesis I count and identify sediment grains. In total I have 82 samples from 3 different gravity cores. I divided the sediment components in 11 groups (Quarz, Mica, Opaque, Aggregate, ...
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Compare sales data over time in sequence

I am very new to stats, please advise how should I approach to solve the below problem. I have data like : My objective is to see how customers are spending from one Quarter to the next Quarter. I ...
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Testing moderation hypothesis in regression discontinuity analysis

I am doing a regression discontinuity analysis in R (using the rdd package) and I am interested in testing a moderation hypothesis. I think that the effect of the treatment will depend on a third ...
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Sample selection bias and logistic regression

I am struggling with possible sample selection bias at the moment, and I was wondering whether someone has a methodological tip or possibly knows of fancy statistical/econometric tools I could use to ...
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Statistical methods for assigning weights based on rank differences?

I have encountered methodological problem in my pursuit of my master's degree, and I hope you can help! I know exactly what I want to do, but I do not know which statistical area this is related to. I ...
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Statistical uncertainty in average of continuous variable, where values are not expected to be the same

I have been trying to understand statistical uncertainties on measurements made, I have found many partial sources, but they seem to either deal with simply counting whether something happened or not ...
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Error/Confidence Interval estimation on very specific problem

I'm developing a method which estimates a value $t$ for a very specific problem. Assume that we have an individual $s$ with its associated data but where $t$ is not precisely known and a reference ...
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Correlation of phrases and answers to them

If I ask question in wrong forum, let me know, I'll delete it. I try find methods, methodology to create predicative model. Namely, I want to investigate the relationship between the sentences and ...
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ANN webpage classification based on visual segmentation: sample size and parameterization

I am trying to classify web-pages based on their visual layout. My application visits a categorized webpage, catches certain elements' bounding boxes (rect in web-element term) and label them. Label ...
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Is it methodologically correct to, in some specific situations, merge related binary variables into one continuous?

I have 10 yes/no binary variables regarding different types of economic risks associated with running a startup. I have a database of around 100 different startup companies evaluated on each of those ...
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What is the best discription for this method and design?

I have a slight problem and can’t get a straight answer from the My college stats tutors. I’m looking for some clarification on a study I am going to propose. Once I finish chap 3 and IRB. I have a ...
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What type of Mixed Method is this?

Really confused about this as have never done a mixed methods study before. The study in a nutshell – participant does brief test battery, then is interviewed for 15 mins. Some interview questions ...
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What are appropriate statistic tests for top-down and bottom-up knockout experimental designs?

This concernes a two staged experiment on cell toxicality. A: Aim is to find the lowest concentration of the toxic agent 'CTA', that kills the target cells with at least 99% security. Use of lowest ...
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Objective vs. subjective Bayesian paradigms

What is the difference between objective and subjective Bayesian paradigms? What objects or procedures do they define or interpret differently? Is there any difference in their choice of methods?
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What study design should be used for a prevalence study and risk factor association

I want to estimate the prevalence of Hypertension in Diabetic patients and to check whether the prevalence is different in smoking and non-smoking people. Can someone help how to design this study ? ...
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Combing logit and linear regression

I am looking for a proper method for my research. I want to analyze left-right political position of a person. My idea is to combine logit regression with a linear regression. Logit will decide on ...
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What method would you use to identify risk factors at the individual level when you only have outcome data at the household level?

Say you wanted to identify the net effects of individual-level variables associated with smoking. You have a simple dataset of single-person household (i.e. individuals living alone) and their traits ...
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ANOVA or test to distinguish treatment groups [closed]

I have two lots of questions which should be pretty straight forward to solve with an ANOVA or as studies previously used Wilcoxon-Mann Whitney matched pairs. However I'm not quite sure what to tell R....
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DNN methodology and feature concatenation

I'm using someone else's job and I have a question that I cannot solve. This work uses a DNN to match an electrical resistance to a bend angle. This is not very important, just for the context. So,...
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comparing CNN vs other classification methods

I working on a classification problem. I have created Python code that takes certain labelled input data. This is then converted into two 2 dimensional arrays. The first array is an input array of ...
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SEM with skipped questions in survey

I have conducted a survey on social media. One of the questions asks if you ever use a chatforum. If they answer "no" they skip question 2-5. Thus, I will have missing data despite that they are not ...
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Compare efficiency of several linear combinations of random variables

I have the following linear combinations of (non-independent) random variables: $Y1=X1+X2$ and $Y2=X1+X2+X3$ With the following general formula, I can calculate the variance for combinations $Var(Y)=...
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What is the appropriate statistical analysis?

We are doing a study where we have measured the contractile properties of the lumbar spine muscles. Each individual (N=34) was tested at 12 different sites along their spine. 6 sites (vertebral levels)...
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Survival Analysis or Not?

I am conducting an analysis where the outcome is time to an event in minutes, with no censoring of the event, and in this situation the event always occurs. The distribution of the outcome variable ...
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which non parametric test to use?

I'll start with saying I am not an expert in stats and had some basic knowledge of Anova but was now told to use the nonparametric test in my project and I'm lost. My design: I have two groups, low ...
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Li-Mak test for GARCH residuals in R

I have conducted a realized GARCH model and want to test for ARCH effects using the Li-Mak test as I have read that it is the best one for this purpose. I am struggling on the question if residuals ...
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Analysis of Pre-post Likert-type scales: Intervention vs. Control group

I gathered the following data: Intervention group (n= 24, received treatment): pre- and post- scores of different psychometric questionnaires Control group (n=23, inactive): same questionnaires, same ...
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Enter and stepwise regression

I found a significantly predictive model using the enter method of regression. Is it ok to then go on to perform a stepwise method of regression (within the same report, and report the results of both)...
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Q: What method to use for cluster analysis?

I am in pickle when it comes to choose what statistical method I should be using for my data.. At the moment I am working with analyzing clonal heterogeneity in tumors using a new approach. Basically ...
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best-worst ranking: do all items have to be blocked together at least 1 time?

Here there are instructions to build Max-diff (or Best-worst) ranking questionnaire: In an ideal world, a MaxDiff experimental design has the following characteristics, where each alternative ...
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Most “correct” method to reveal preferences over large set of items

That probably is too 'practical' question so I will be happy to re-formulate it in more abstract terms if needed. I have a list of n items (say, 30) and an audience, larger than n (say, 200). I am ...
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Can anyone recommend me any literature that discusses the advantages/pitfalls of using proxy measures and additive indices?

Trying to find some literature on the topic (especially as it pertains to social science research) to increase my theoretical understanding. Any recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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What statistical analysis to use for a diary study?

I was wondering which statistical strategy/technique is best for my research, which is a diary study. I have developed a theoretical framework, a mediated moderation model see figure below. All ...
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Are exact binomial or poisson confidence intervals ok for prevalences?

I want to get confidence intervals for the prevalence of a certain condition. I think it is correct to model the phenomenon with a Binomial distribution Surfing CrossValidated I see a bunch of ...
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Is there a common/standard procedure for transforming raw data into models?

I am asking this out of curiosity, as I can't seem to find articles that describe a simple, yet standard procedure in turning raw data into models and valuable insights (i.e. visualization). Is there ...
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Paradox of making conclusions too fast

I would like to ask what method do you use in statistic, to avoid making conclusions too fast. For instance. Country natural resources vs poverty Observing Nigeria for example, may lead you to ...
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When doing nested cross-validation, is it better to use n-fold or random sorting?

There are different methods for performing the outer part of nested cross-validation (i.e. outer-cross-validation) for estimating overall generalised expected classification accuracy, e.g.: Use the ...
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Calculating variable importance in a multinomial logit model

I am analysing data from a discrete choice experiment from a sample of 1000 responses where a respondent were presented with two cards and had to choose their preferred option. In the survey there ...
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When multiple c,g hyper-parameter values yield the same accuracy, how can I choose which c,g is better?

[ Not a duplicate: First of all, my data set is balanced, so accuracy is a reasonable measure of performance. I.e. any value over 50% means that the result is better than random. ] [ Not a duplicate:...
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Quantile regression for count data & the extended log-F family

I'm working on a project where we want to estimate how many of a particular bird species there potentially could be in every 10-km square in England. For this I want to use quantile regression to get ...
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Given a word (not in a sentence) how to find the category?

I have the following requirement: I get a list of words. These words come from table-like structures (they do not have table column headers). They are not well-formed sentences. Example input: ...