I have had a number of doctoral students call me with a question something like this: I purchased the student version of SPSS. I was able to calculate the mean and the frequency and percent for my variables, and I even tried to compare my independent and dependent variables with an ANOVA, but I don’t know if I did it right. Would you please review my work and see if I did it right?
As you might imagine, my answer is something along the lines of, “I’m sorry, but I do not review or comment on analyses performed by others”. When asked why, I often answer with an analogy. Suppose you are a professional chef. Now, suppose that someone comes to you and says “A friend of mine told me how to make this wonderful recipe, but I am not sure if I did it right, would you please try this and let me know if I did it right? Now, I am no professional chef, but I suspect that unless the chef is the one that actually roles up his or her sleeves and makes the dish, he or she will not be able to comment on whether or not the cooking was done properly. So, by analogy, unless I am the one that actually does the analysis, I don’t feel comfortable commenting on the results.