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Quantitative Methods 2 Reading 9. Common Probability Distributions Subject 7. The Univariate and Multivariate Distributions.
In statistics, the range is the spread of your data from the lowest to the highest value in the distribution. It is the simplest measure of variability. The interquartile range is the best measure of variability for skewed distributions or data sets with outliers. The two most common methods for calculating interquartile range are the exclusive and inclusive methods.
The exclusive method excludes the median when identifying Q1 and Q3, while the inclusive method includes the median as a value in the data set in identifying the quartiles. The exclusive method works best for even-numbered sample sizes, while the inclusive method is often used with odd-numbered sample sizes. While the range gives you the spread of the whole data set, the interquartile range gives you the spread of the middle half of a data set.
Homoscedasticity, or homogeneity of variances, is an assumption of equal or similar variances in different groups being compared. This is an important assumption of parametric statistical tests because they are sensitive to any dissimilarities. Uneven variances in samples result in biased and skewed test results.
They use the variances of the samples to assess whether the populations they come from significantly differ from each other. Variance is the average squared deviations from the mean, while standard deviation is the square root of this number. Both measures reflect variability in a distribution, but their units differ:. Although the units of variance are harder to intuitively understand, variance is important in statistical tests.
The empirical rule, or the In a normal distribution , data is symmetrically distributed with no skew. Most values cluster around a central region, with values tapering off as they go further away from the center. The measures of central tendency mean, mode and median are exactly the same in a normal distribution. The standard deviation is the average amount of variability in your data set.
It tells you, on average, how far each score lies from the mean. In normal distributions, a high standard deviation means that values are generally far from the mean, while a low standard deviation indicates that values are clustered close to the mean. Because the range formula subtracts the lowest number from the highest number, the range is always zero or a positive number.
To find the mode :. While central tendency tells you where most of your data points lie, variability summarizes how far apart your points from each other. Data sets can have the same central tendency but different levels of variability or vice versa. Together, they give you a complete picture of your data. Variability is most commonly measured with the following descriptive statistics :. Variability tells you how far apart points lie from each other and from the center of a distribution or a data set.
While interval and ratio data can both be categorized, ranked, and have equal spacing between adjacent values, only ratio scales have a true zero.
For example, temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit is at an interval scale because zero is not the lowest possible temperature. In the Kelvin scale, a ratio scale, zero represents a total lack of thermal energy. A critical value is the value of the test statistic which defines the upper and lower bounds of a confidence interval , or which defines the threshold of statistical significance in a statistical test.
It describes how far from the mean of the distribution you have to go to cover a certain amount of the total variation in the data i. The t -distribution gives more probability to observations in the tails of the distribution than the standard normal distribution a. In this way, the t -distribution is more conservative than the standard normal distribution: to reach the same level of confidence or statistical significance , you will need to include a wider range of the data. A t -score a.
The t -score is the test statistic used in t -tests and regression tests. It can also be used to describe how far from the mean an observation is when the data follow a t -distribution. The t -distribution is a way of describing a set of observations where most observations fall close to the mean , and the rest of the observations make up the tails on either side. It is a type of normal distribution used for smaller sample sizes, where the variance in the data is unknown.
The t -distribution forms a bell curve when plotted on a graph. It can be described mathematically using the mean and the standard deviation. In statistics, ordinal and nominal variables are both considered categorical variables. Even though ordinal data can sometimes be numerical, not all mathematical operations can be performed on them. Ordinal data has two characteristics:.
Effect size tells you how meaningful the relationship between variables or the difference between groups is. A large effect size means that a research finding has practical significance, while a small effect size indicates limited practical applications. A power analysis is a calculation that helps you determine a minimum sample size for your study. If you know or have estimates for any three of these, you can calculate the fourth component. In statistical hypothesis testing , the null hypothesis of a test always predicts no effect or no relationship between variables, while the alternative hypothesis states your research prediction of an effect or relationship.
Statistical analysis is the main method for analyzing quantitative research data. It uses probabilities and models to test predictions about a population from sample data. The risk of making a Type II error is inversely related to the statistical power of a test. Power is the extent to which a test can correctly detect a real effect when there is one.
To indirectly reduce the risk of a Type II error, you can increase the sample size or the significance level to increase statistical power. The risk of making a Type I error is the significance level or alpha that you choose.
The significance level is usually set at 0. In statistics, power refers to the likelihood of a hypothesis test detecting a true effect if there is one. A statistically powerful test is more likely to reject a false negative a Type II error. Your study might not have the ability to answer your research question. While statistical significance shows that an effect exists in a study, practical significance shows that the effect is large enough to be meaningful in the real world.
Statistical significance is denoted by p -values whereas practical significance is represented by effect sizes. There are dozens of measures of effect sizes. Nominal and ordinal are two of the four levels of measurement. Nominal level data can only be classified, while ordinal level data can be classified and ordered. Using descriptive and inferential statistics , you can make two types of estimates about the population : point estimates and interval estimates.
Both types of estimates are important for gathering a clear idea of where a parameter is likely to lie. Standard error and standard deviation are both measures of variability. The standard deviation reflects variability within a sample, while the standard error estimates the variability across samples of a population.
The standard error of the mean , or simply standard error , indicates how different the population mean is likely to be from a sample mean. It tells you how much the sample mean would vary if you were to repeat a study using new samples from within a single population. To figure out whether a given number is a parameter or a statistic , ask yourself the following:.
If the answer is yes to both questions, the number is likely to be a parameter. For small populations, data can be collected from the whole population and summarized in parameters.
If the answer is no to either of the questions, then the number is more likely to be a statistic. The arithmetic mean is the most commonly used mean.
But there are some other types of means you can calculate depending on your research purposes:. You can find the mean , or average, of a data set in two simple steps:. This method is the same whether you are dealing with sample or population data or positive or negative numbers.
The median is the most informative measure of central tendency for skewed distributions or distributions with outliers. For example, the median is often used as a measure of central tendency for income distributions, which are generally highly skewed. In contrast, the mean and mode can vary in skewed distributions. To find the median , first order your data.
Then calculate the middle position based on n , the number of values in your data set. A data set can often have no mode, one mode or more than one mode — it all depends on how many different values repeat most frequently. Linear regression most often uses mean-square error MSE to calculate the error of the model. MSE is calculated by:. Linear regression fits a line to the data by finding the regression coefficient that results in the smallest MSE. The 3 main types of descriptive statistics concern the frequency distribution, central tendency, and variability of a dataset.
Descriptive statistics summarize the characteristics of a data set. Inferential statistics allow you to test a hypothesis or assess whether your data is generalizable to the broader population. In statistics, model selection is a process researchers use to compare the relative value of different statistical models and determine which one is the best fit for the observed data.
The Akaike information criterion is one of the most common methods of model selection. AIC weights the ability of the model to predict the observed data against the number of parameters the model requires to reach that level of precision. AIC model selection can help researchers find a model that explains the observed variation in their data while avoiding overfitting. In statistics, a model is the collection of one or more independent variables and their predicted interactions that researchers use to try to explain variation in their dependent variable.
You can test a model using a statistical test. The Akaike information criterion is calculated from the maximum log-likelihood of the model and the number of parameters K used to reach that likelihood. The AIC function is 2K — 2 log-likelihood.
Small sample sizes combined with multiple correlated endpoints pose a major challenge in the statistical analysis of preclinical neurotrauma studies. In contrast, multivariate statistical techniques might more adequately capture the multi-dimensional pathophysiological pattern of neurotrauma and therefore provide increased sensitivity to detect treatment effects. Linear mixed effects models demonstrated the highest power when variance between groups was equal or variance ratio was In addition, we evaluated the capacity of the ordination techniques, principal component analysis PCA , redundancy analysis RDA , linear discriminant analysis LDA , and partial least squares discriminant analysis PLS-DA to capture patterns of treatment effects without formal hypothesis testing. Multivariate tests do not provide an appreciable increase in power compared to univariate techniques to detect group differences in preclinical studies.
When it comes to the level of analysis in statistics, there are three different analysis techniques that exist. These are —. The selection of the data analysis technique is dependent on the number of variables, types of data and focus of the statistical inquiry. The following section describes the three different levels of data analysis —. Univariate analysis is the most basic form of statistical data analysis technique. For instance, in a survey of a class room, the researcher may be looking to count the number of boys and girls. In this instance, the data would simply reflect the number, i.
Univariate Analysis of the Data. 53 MANOVA test statistics for difference between approaches, univariate and multivariate, in the analysis of data. The.
Univariate data — This type of data consists of only one variable. The analysis of univariate data is thus the simplest form of analysis since the information deals with only one quantity that changes. It does not deal with causes or relationships and the main purpose of the analysis is to describe the data and find patterns that exist within it. The example of a univariate data can be height. Suppose that the heights of seven students of a class is recorded figure 1 ,there is only one variable that is height and it is not dealing with any cause or relationship.
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