What statistical tests do I need to run on this data?
November 29, 2006 9:59 AM Subscribe
I need a good resource for conducting statistical tests. I've taken stats courses, but it's been a while. Something SPSS-centric would be ideal...
posted by electric_counterpoint to science & nature (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So I've got a dataset from a survey. I want to conduct some tests on it to confirm a basic hypothesis:
H0: Support for A is a force unto itself
Ha: Support for A correlates with support for x, y, and/or z
What I want to do is check for correlation with support for A as my sole dependent variable and, one by one, a bunch o' variables as independents. I'll group these independents into x, y, and z, then see which if any related to support for A.
So my A variable is a 1-100 integer scale. Most of my independent variables are represented as binary, yes or no answers, but there are several Likert scales ("on a scale of 1-5, would you say you agree or disagree?"). For some of these, answering agreeing will show support for variable x, say; for others, disagreeing will show support for variable y.
So what I need is a walkthrough that says, "Okay, if you're trying to figure out this, and your dependent variable looks like this but your independent variables are this way, so what you need to do is run this test. Before you do that, ensure that your variables conform to this model. Once you've run your test, this number from the output is what you want."
Oh, just so we're on the same page, this is a one-credit undergrad class, not a Ph.D. dissertation. So, y'know.