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Summative Scale Scores
Summative Scale Scores
Occasionally, doctoral students are challenged on the validity of using parametric statistics to analyze summative scale scores. This article is intended to clarify the issues.
Ordinal Data
Ordinal Data
Several of my clients, and their committee members have had some misunderstandings about the use of parametric statistics with ordinal data, so I decided to write this article to help clarify the issues.
Correlation and Regression
Correlation and Regression
Some researchers don't understand the value of performing both Pearson's correlation and multiple linear regression. This article is intended to clarify the issues.
One or Two Tailed Test
One or Two Tailed Test
An article about the use of one-tailed vs two-tailed hypothesis tests.
Smallest Sample Size
Smallest Sample Size
This is actually a tougher question than you might think. This article attempts to clarify the issues.
How to Write a Proposal
How to Write a Proposal
As a professional statistician I have helped many hundreds of doctoral students with the statistical aspects of their dissertation proposal. Along the way I have found that many doctoral students struggle with the development of the entire proposal, not just the statistics. This article gives some insight into what I have learned about how to write a doctoral dissertation proposal.
Recruiting Study Participants
Recruiting Study Participants
Recruiting participants for a research study can be challenging. This article explains ways to make study participant recruitment easier.
All But Dissertation
All But Dissertation
If you are stuck in the "All But Dissertation (ABD)" status, this article is intended to clarify how you can get past the statistics hurdle.