Variables used in Statistics and their types

When running a statistical analysis, it is very likely that you will stumble across terms like ‘ordinal variable’ or ‘nominal variable’. While many of us have a basic idea of what the different types of variables are, the nomenclature can get confusing. Before embarking on your research journey, selecting your statistical tools and collecting your data, let’s take a quick look at the different types of variables you may encounter. When using different statistical analyses…

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Statistical Tools and when to use them

Statistical Tools and when to use them Selecting the appropriate statistical tools (eg. Correlation, Regression) for the data you have collected can be a complicated task. However, once you understand the nature of your data, the way you wish to present it and the type of results that you require, selection of the tests that you need for the analysis is fairly simple. Here are some of the most common tests that you will see…

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Tips for Successfully Completing your PhD ? Part 2

Now, I?m going to talk about one of the crucial aspects of a PhD student?s life, a supervisor. Supervisors help guide students through their PhD journey, helping students in many ways. They can provide advice, help you access labs and equipment, help you network and provide valuable letters of reference. Most importantly, they can become your trusted confidante during your project as you will see them on a regular basis during your project work. They are meant…

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