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Resources on the topics covered in introductory statistics and data analysis classes (e.g., PUBP 511, COMM 650)

A statistical test is a calculation that gives a p-value evaluating the evidence for a relationship or difference. Each test also produces a "test statistic" (e.g., Z, t, X², F, r) which is usually not interpreted on it's own because each is on a different scale. The test statistic is converted to a p-value by a computer for interpretation.

- Choose a Statistical Test for 1 Dependent Variable (NYU) - Table
- See also: Choose a Statistical Test for 2+ Dependent Variables (NYU)
- Alternative: Which statistical analysis should I use? (UCLA)

- Statkat - List of questions, large table, and practice exercises for common analysis (up to logistic regression)
- Which Stats Test (Sage) - Series of Questions
- What statistical test should I do? (Antoine Soetewey) - Flowchart with links to more info
- Beginner: Select the Correct Statistical Test Exercise (WISE)
- Advanced: Choosing a Statistical Test (GraphPad)

**Common Statistical Tests**- Guide for those taking introductory statistics classes

**Choosing Bivariate Tests 4-way**- Simple overview of the different classes of tests based on variable type- Bivariate Analyses - Even simpler version, also addresses reporting

- Interpreting Bivariate Relationships - Learn how to judge whether two variables are related
- Simple Comparisons - Compares tests used for different kinds of DVs (e.g., paired samples, non-parametric)

- Types of quantitative research questions (Laerd dissertation)
- For help with the various software, see the InfoGuide
**Software for Digital Scholarship**

- It’s All Greek (Stats With Cats) - Divides terms into Named Things, Created Words, and Alternative Meanings
- Statistical Language (Australian Bureau of Statistics) - Topically-grouped list of basic terms and in depth explanations
- Statistical terms used in research studies (Journalist’s Resource) - Narrative of primarily methodological words that are crucial to know
- Confusing Terms: Independent Variables / Alpha and Beta (Analysis Factor) - Exploration of the different meanings

- Statistics Notation (Stat Trek) - Large grouped list of symbols and their associated term
- Probability and Statistics Symbols (Statistics How To) - Alphabetical list with links to explanations
- Statistics Notation & Formulas (Mrs Krummel) - Quiz and answers covering just the most commonly used symbols
- Satistics Symbol Sheet / Σ (Brown Math) - A table with greek letters and an alphabetical list with pronunciations where needed and links to more details
- Common Statistical Abbreviations and Symbols in APA 7th (James Cook University)

- Last Updated: Nov 1, 2022 11:46 AM
- URL: https://infoguides.gmu.edu/statsclass
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Subjects:
Data & Statistics

Tags:
applied_statistics, data, research methods, statistics

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