Testing

  • by Larry Lesser

    Categorical

    variable tests need a

    contingency plan.

  • Lyrics by Alan Reifman
    May be sung to the tune of “Maneater,” by Daryl Hall, John Oates, and Sara Allen

    You have your, IV’s set up,
    Sometimes, as a 2 X 4,
    You look for effects, on the dependent variable, yes you do,
    Multiple measures,
    Aren’t what you’re used to seeing, just a single outcome,

    You study, alcohol use,
    By gender and, by student groups,
    You can measure drinking, different ways, to get a broader view,
    Multiple measures,
    Volume, times drunk, and bingeing days, just to name a few,

    (Slow) Mul-ti-ple DV’s,
    Analyze ’em, all at once,
    Doing so’s, a breeze,
    It’s a MANOVA,

    (Slow) Mul-ti-ple DV’s,
    Analyze ’em, all at once,
    Doing so’s, a breeze,
    It’s a MANOVA,

    (Brief interlude)

    The DV’s are, given weights,
    To create, a composite,
    The IV groups, are then compared, on these composite scores,
    Multiple results,
    Are printed out, on which you can, follow through,

    (Slow) Mul-ti-ple DV’s,
    Analyze ’em, all at once,
    Doing so’s, a breeze,
    It’s a MANOVA,

    (Slow) Mul-ti-ple DV’s,
    Analyze ’em, all at once,
    Doing so’s, a breeze,
    It’s a MANOVA

  • "A larger sample size is a waste of money"

    "I think I'll spend it anyways."

    "Well . . . more power to you."

  • A statistician walks into a diner.
    The server asks, "What will you have for lunch?"
    The statistician replies, "Just the normal....with some tea."

    Judah Lesser

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