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Is Statistics MS a good background for research in government agencies?

Would Statistics masters make me competitive for research analyst jobs in state/county government agencies? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on May 23, 2014 - 7 answers

The limits to bedbugs

What are the limits to bedbugs? Why isn't every hotel room infested given how tough they are claimed to be? Is there any evidence on the chances of taking bed bugs home from a hotel with you? Will the bedbug infestation rates go ever upwards? Why or why not? Interested in aggregated, rather than anecdotal evidence here. [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on May 31, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I learn to read peer-reviewed studies comfortably?

I come from an engineering background rather than a research background, and I find myself lacking in vocabulary when it comes to understanding research papers, particularly when they start talking about ANOVA analyses, F(x) effect sizes and p values. I can skim through the results of a study and see that certain numbers are bigger than other numbers, but I don't really know how to tell whether what I'm seeing is significant. I'm guessing that I'm missing basic education in statistics. Can I fix this in a simple way?
posted by sdis on May 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Important or interesting research done in your field?

What is some recent important or interesting research done in your field? [more inside]
posted by benthegirl on Jun 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Help with Financial Research -- Statistics

I'm currently performing a mock research comparative analysis for a class. I'm researching the financials of 'our' metrics versus our highest competitors. One of the questions I'm attempting to answer asks if the variances (or standard deviations) of 'our' profit margins are statistically similar to the variances in profit margins of our competitors over a five year period. I have 11 companies representing the profit margins of our competitors, and of course the reports on our profit margins for these five years. Now it's been a while since my last stats course... so I'm wondering, would I use an F or Levene's Test to answer this? Or am I completely off base... and should look to another form of analysis.
posted by Steve073190 on Sep 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Software for beautiful, interactive data visualization

Do you have recommendations for good data visualization software for the Hans Rosling fan? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Where have all the transfolk gone?

I need statistical estimates on sex reassignment surgeries in the United States.... [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Oct 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Research Discussion Board

Research Methods/Statistics Discussion Board? [more inside]
posted by jimmysmits on Oct 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Hope me, statistics-based sociologists / historians!

I need some rather specific statistical data: the number of tourists to visit Berlin in the past few years, broken down by age. [see more inside for details] [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Sep 23, 2010 - 3 answers

How to calculate variance?

How do I calculate the between-groups variance (Vb)? [more inside]
posted by taltalim on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I counterbalance my experimental research design?

Can someone help me with counterbalancing an experiment that I will be conducting? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Seeking advice/help about statistical tests of significance.

I have a wonderfully large dataset that I'm working with for a long-term project. I am analyzing a small section the dataset for my masters thesis. In meeting with my thesis advisor last week, she suggested I run some statistical tests of significance on the 4 tables I'm working with. She knows that I am yet to be versed in quantitative analysis methods (I've done solely qualitative work thus far) and that I'm under a massive time crunch to get this done. She suggested I seek help from others, as she doesn't want me to get bogged down with figuring out this step, and would rather I concentrate on analyzing the other aspects of this data. To this end, I'm wondering if somebody might be able to suggest the best type of test of significance to run, the easiest way to run it, and a good, simple resource for what the resultant values mean? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

online statistics textbook for biology student

Hello everyone, This is a delurk, so let met start by saying hello. I'm a biology student and I have recently started my first research internship. Now I need to do some statistics, and I have never been any good at it, to the point where I don't even know what exactly a null hypothesis is and why it is important. Please recommend a good basic statistics manual, that will clear up the basics for me. I would prefer it uses R. [more inside]
posted by Coffer on Apr 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking to crunch numbers on industrial vs sustainable agriculture

What are the best resources/where might I be able to find statistics around agriculture/food supply? I'm interested specifically in being able to do comparisons between inputs and costs between industrial and local/sustainable agriculture. [more inside]
posted by lhl on Feb 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Fast Food Statistics

Where can I find some (legitimate) facts about fast food? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Feb 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Where does this data about Social Media come from?

Does anyone know the source of this bit of Social Media data? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 6, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the statistical technique for combining several test results into one?

I'm a statistics n00b trying to learn how to combine the results of several tests into one. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

What method or type of software is best for collecting complex information for future analysis?

Lots of interrelated data, little idea of how to analyze it. What method or type of software is best for collecting complex information for future analysis? [more inside]
posted by newlyminted on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Quant Skills And Think Tank Jobs

How important are quantitative research skills for getting a job at a DC think tank? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Aug 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Looking for data on how parents are helped in europe

Looking for statistics and/or reports about services given by NGOs, private companies and governments to parents, as opposed to services directed to childrens, in european countries. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Aug 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Quant Forums?

Popular Forums on Statistics and Quantitative Research? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Jul 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Which statistical test to use, and when?

Does anyone know of a good source that can help me figure out which statistical test to use, and under what circumstances? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2009 - 3 answers

30 Helens agree

I'm looking for statistics on rate of information retention of video vs. print. Where can I find this? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Jun 3, 2009 - 1 answer

ISO data

Google-fu masters: I need some stats, STAT. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Feb 12, 2009 - 16 answers

I need examples of really bad research.

I am looking for examples of really bad research. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Sep 21, 2008 - 50 answers

How to best provide online usage statistics to content subscribers? Should I?

Tools for a scientific publisher to provide usage statistics for its subscribers? Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Sep 5, 2008 - 3 answers

What does "longitudinal prediction" mean?

What does "longitudinal prediction" mean? And more generally, where can I find an online glossary of such terms related to research statistics? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Aug 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Survey research: How can I create a meaningful index from a diverse set of items?

SurveyResearchFilter: Creating an index when response items are on different (and somewhat non-sensical) scales. [more inside]
posted by proj on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Visually exploring and representing survey data.

Best ways to visually explore a large survey data set? [more inside]
posted by proj on May 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Examples of Standard Deviation in Marketing Research

Looking for clear, effective references of standard deviation in a marketing research project. [more inside]
posted by survivorman on Mar 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Market Research and Demographics

Where could I find demographics about age groups and personal computer ownership? Specifically a percentage of people who own computers by age group [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Sep 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Can you please help me understand this stuff?

[IHaveAnExamTodayFilter] I am a graduate student in social work. Today I have a midterm that will include questions on a few things I just cannot understand despite lectures, notes and a glossary. They include confidence level, confidence interval, standard deviation and margin or error. Can you explain this stuff to me, preferably in relation to one another? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Jul 12, 2007 - 19 answers

What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them?

I have recently seen a map of Congress that listed the number of Representatives that had been indicted, seen war, had been divorced, etc. What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 20, 2007 - 5 answers

StatsFilter: Evidence challenging/contradicting conventional controlled/placebo trials?

StatsFilter: Evidence challenging/contradicting conventional controlled/placebo trials? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Jul 25, 2006 - 10 answers

Looking for Current Research Comparing Number of Broadband and Dial-Up Internet Users

Broadband vs. Dial-Up. I'm looking for current research that shows the number of users that connect to the Internet via Broadband vs. dial-up. I know its out there somewhere . . . [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Mar 19, 2004 - 6 answers

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