If you have significant a significant interaction effect and non-significant main effects, would you interpret the interaction effect?

It’s a question I get pretty often, and it’s a more straightforward answer than most.

There is really only one situation possible in which [click to continue…]

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R Graphics: Plotting in Color with qplot Part 2

In the last lesson we saw how to use qplot to map symbol colour to a categorical variable. Now we see how to control symbol colours and create legend titles..

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R Graphics: Plotting in Color with qplot

In this lesson, let’s see how to use qplot to map symbol colour to a categorical variable. .

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Doing Scatterplots in R

The qplot (quick plot) system is a subset of the ggplot2 (grammar of graphics) package which you can use to create nice graphs. It is great for creating graphs of categorical data, because you can map symbol colour, size and shape to the levels of your categorical variable. To use qplot first install ggplot2 as follows..

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Time Series are economic or other data that are collected over an extended period of time. Many clever methods have been developed to analyze time series, both to understand the factors that cause variation and to forecast future values..

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Actually, you can interpret some main effects in the presence of an interaction

One of those “rules” about statistics you often hear is that you can’t interpret a main effect in the presence of an interaction.

Stats professors seem particularly good at drilling this into students’ brains.

Unfortunately, it’s not true. At least not always.

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The Difference Between a Chi-Square Test and a McNemar Test

You may have heard of McNemar tests as a repeated measures version of a chi-square test of independence. This is basically true, and I wanted to show you how these two tests differ and what exactly, each one is testing.

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A Primer in Matrix Algebra for Data Analysts Webinar

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