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# Tag Archives: objectives

## How to Write Data Analysis Reports in Six Easy Lessons

In every data analysis, putting the analysis and the results into a comprehensible report is the final, and for some, the biggest hurdle. The goal of a technical report is to communicate information. However, the technical information is difficult to … Continue reading

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Tagged audience, cats, client, data analysis, jargon, objectives, reports, statistical analysis, statistics, stats with cats, technical writing
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## Regression Fantasies: Part III

Is Your Regression Model Telling the Truth? There are many technologies we use in our lives without really understanding how they work. Television. Computers. Cell phones. Microwave ovens. Cars. Even many things about the human body are not well understood. … Continue reading

## Aphorisms for Data Analysts

An aphorism is a pithy saying that reveals some astute observation or popular notion, whether true or fictitious. “Lies, damn lies, and statistics” you’ve undoubtedly heard. If you’ve taken Stats 101, you probably know that “correlation doesn’t imply causation.” Here … Continue reading

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Tagged accuracy, cats, client, correlation coefficient, data scrubbing, information, objectives, precision, samples, statistical analysis, statistics, stats with cats, variability, variance
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## Consumer Guide to Statistics 101

Whether you took or are taking an introductory course on statistics, you probably didn’t get to choose from a dozen candidate offerings. You had to take the specific course required for your major. You can, though, evaluate what you got. … Continue reading

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Tagged cats, objectives, population, probability, SAS, SPSS, statistical analysis, statistical thinking, statistics, Stats 101, stats with cats, uncertainty
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## A Picture Worth 140,000 Words

Even if it’s been a while since your last statistics class, when you read Stats with Cats: The Domesticated Guide to Statistics, Models, Graphs, and Other Breeds of Data Analysis you’ll figure out that there’s much more to data analysis … Continue reading

## Grasping at Flaws

Even if you’re not a statistician, you may one day find yourself in the position of reviewing a statistical analysis that was done by someone else. It may be an associate, someone who works for you, or even a competitor. … Continue reading

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Tagged cats, correlation coefficient, criticism, dependent variable, jargon, math, mean, Normal distribution, number of samples, objectives, population, precision, probability, rule of thumb, sample size, samples, software, statistical analysis, statistical tests, statistics, stats with cats, uncertainty, variability
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## Live Long and Publish

How I Finished My Book in Only a Decade Do you have a half written book in your desk drawer at home? How about a file bulging with outlines and ideas you’re storing until you have the time? I’ve had … Continue reading

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Tagged book marketing, objectives, self publishing, stats with cats, Wheatmark, writing
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## The Santa Claus Strategy

I’m working all out Deadline is near Model’s in doubt Dooming my career. Sta-tis-tics will chill my meltdown. I’m adding new vars Testing them twice Trying to find out which ones’ll suffice Sta-tis-tics will give the lowdown. I see the … Continue reading

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Tagged cats, dependent variable, measurement, measurement scales, model, objectives, statistical analysis, statistics, stats with cats
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## Secrets of Good Correlations

If you’ve ever seen a correlation coefficient, you’ve probably looked at the number and wondered, is that good? Is a correlation of -0.73 good but not a correlation of +0.58? Just what is a good correlation and what makes a … Continue reading

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Tagged cats, coefficient of determination, correlation coefficient, measurement scales, multiple correlation, number of samples, objectives, outliers, partial correlation, R-square, sample size, shrunken correlation, software, statistical analysis, statistical tests, statistics, stats with cats, trend, variance
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## You Can Lead a Boss to Data but You Can’t Make Him Think

The most carefully planned data analysis may not survive the intervention of a boss (or a client or other reviewer), whether well intentioned or not. Your aim may be to generate sound data and conduct a thorough and valid analysis, … Continue reading

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Tagged boss, cats, client, objectives, politics, population, sample size, samples, statistical analysis, statistics, stats with cats, surveys, uncertainty
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