- A review of basic concepts of statistical power and effect size
- A simulation-based approach to power analysis
- An overview of how to implement simulations in various popular software programs.
by Christos Giannoulis, PhD
Today, I would like to briefly describe four misconceptions that I feel are commonly perceived by novice researchers in Exploratory Factor Analysis:
Misconception 1: The choice between component and common factor extraction procedures is not so important.
In Principal Component Analysis, a set of variables is transformed into a smaller set of linear composites known as components. This method of analysis is essentially a method for data reduction.
Sample size estimates are one of those data analysis tasks that look straightforward, but once you try to do one, make you want to bang your head against the computer in frustration. Or, maybe that’s just me.
Regardless of how they make you feel, they are super important to do for your study before you collect the data.
Have you ever stopped to wonder where these rules came from, let alone if there is any scientific basis for them? Is there logic behind these rules, or is it propagation of urban legends?
In this webinar, we’ll explore and question the origins, justifications, and some of the most common rules of thumb in statistical analysis, like:
By Manolo Romero Escobar
If you already know the principles of general linear modeling (GLM) you are on the right path to understand Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).
As you could see from my previous post, SEM offers the flexibility of adding paths between predictors in a way that would take you several GLM models and still leave you with unanswered questions.
It also helps you use latent variables (as you will see in future posts).
GLM is just one of the pieces of the puzzle to fit SEM to your data. You also need to have an understanding of:
[Read more…] about Five things you need to know before learning Structural Equation Modeling
To increase power:
- Increase alpha
- Conduct a one-tailed test
- Increase the effect size
- Decrease random error
- Increase sample size
Sound so simple, right? The reality is that although these 5 ways all work [Read more…] about 5 Ways to Increase Power in a Study