Data Analysis Practice

What is Analysis of Means?

August 21st, 2023 by

The classic way to compare means in analysis of variance is examining pairwise differences in means after an F test.. It’s great for many problems, but sometimes your research question isn’t about pairwise differences.

Pairwise differences are not ideal if your research question is if, like the Sesame Street song, one of these groups is not like the others. Perhaps, you are trying to assure that groups conform to a common standard. Analysis of Means (ANOM) helps in all these settings. (more…)

Member Training: Operationalizing Research Questions

July 31st, 2023 by

One of the hardest steps in any project is learning to ask the right research question!

Member Training: Analyzing Pre-Post Data

May 31st, 2022 by

Stage 2Recommendations on how to analyze pre-post data can vary. Typical recommendations include regression analysis or matched pairs analysis for within subject studies and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) or linear mixed effects model analysis for within and between subject studies.

Best Practices for Organizing your Data Analysis

March 21st, 2022 by

There is a lot of skill needed to perform good data analyses. It is not just about statistical knowledge (though more statistical knowledge is always helpful). Organizing your data analysis, and knowing how to do that, is a key skill.  (more…)

Three Habits in Data Analysis That Feel Efficient, Yet are Not

February 21st, 2022 by

It’s easy to develop bad habits in data analysis. When you’re new to it, you just don’t have enough experience to realize that what feels like efficiency will actually come back to make things take longer, introduce problems, and lead to more frustration. (more…)

Member Training: Heterogeneity in Meta-analysis

January 31st, 2022 by

Meta-analysis allows us to synthesize the results of separate studies. The goal is to assess the mean effect size and also heterogeneity – how much the effect size varies across studies.  (more…)