Terms  Definitions 

What do you look at to determine what accounted for the most variance? 
β or beta weight

This is the proportion of the total variance in the DV uniquely contributed by the IV. 
Sr2 (semipartial squared)

What is the formula for a regression equation? 
Y'(prime) = a + b1(X1) + b2(X2) + b3(X3) .... (and so on for however many variables you have)

Where can you find the constant for your regression equation? 
Unstandardized coefficient column, (constant) in β row

Which type of beta (β) can be compared to one another? 
Standardized beta (β)

What is the difference between univariate and multivariate statistics? 
univariate  single DVmultivariate  multiple DVs

What is a Type I error? 
When you reject the null hypothesis but should have in fact accepted it (or failed to reject it).

What is used to minimize the deviations between Y and Y'and used to optimize the correlation between Y and Y'? 
β weight or unstandardized regression coefficient

What is multicollinearity? 
the variables are highly correlated to one another

What is singularity? 
the variables are redundant; one of the variables is a combination of two or more of the other variables

What do singular or redundant variables do to an analysis? 
They weaken the analysis by inflating the size of the error term.

How do you correct for singularity? 
Run your analysis. Typically the computer will balk (or abort the analysis). If the run aborts, delete the offending variable.

What is the difference between ANOVA and ANCOVA? 
ANOVA  IV's are levels of discrete variables, one DVANCOVA  one DV, some IVs and a covariate

What type of beta weight do you want to use for interpretation? (when comparing one variable to others) 
Standardized beta weights

What can regression tell us and what CAN'T it tell us? 
It can tell us about correlations. It cannot attribute causality.

What does a significant r2 change in regression mean? 
It tells us that the predictor was significant.

What might be problematic in relation to cases and IV's and their ratio? 
The cases to IV ratio must be substantial. If you have more IVs than cases, it becomes an issue.

What are the different functions a covariate can have in an ANCOVA? 
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What does reducing the error term do? 
It increases your chances of having an effect.

What is one's goal when picking covariates? 
To maximize adjustment of DV while minimizing the loss of df for error

What is a bivariate correlation? 
measure of association between two variables

What is a semipartial correlation? 
estimate of the unique contribution of the IV to the total variance of the DV (contribution of the other variables is taken out of DV) * more useful than partial correlations

What is a partial correlation? 
estimate of the unique contribution of the IV to the unexplained variance in DV; contribution of other variables is taken out of IV and DV

In a normal distribution, what do the skewness and kurtosis look like? 
They are both zero.

What is the advantage to using MANOVA? 
get to include multiple DVs

What are continuous variables? 
anything in the range of a scalesize of the number reflects the "amount" of the variableinterval or quantitative

What are dichotomous variables? 
nominal, categorical, or qualitative

Treatment + Error____________________ = Error 
variance

What are the assumptions for an ANOVA? 
1. Categorical IVs2. Normality3. Homogeneity of Variance4. Independence of Scores

What are some ways to correct for Type I Errors? 
Bonferroni adjustmentScheffe (post  most stringent in SPSS)Tukey (planned or post hoc)Dunnett (post hoc test)

When the research question is related to the DEGREE OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG VARIABLES what analysis would be appropriate? 
bivariate correlation with 2 variablesregression  1 variable to predict another

When the research question is related to the SIGNIFICANCE OF GROUP DIFFERENCES what analysis would be appropriate? 
ttest (2 levels)ANOVA (more than 2 levels)

When the research question is related to the PREDICTION OF GROUP MEMBERSHIP what analysis would be appropriate? 
discriminant functional analysis (when IVs are continuous)logistic regression(IVs and DVs flip  turning ANOVA on its head

When the research question is related to the STRUCTURE OF THE DATA what analysis would be appropriate? 
factor and principle components analysisstructural equation modeling (SEM)

When the research question is related to the TIME COURSE OF EVENTS what analysis would be appropriate? 
survival analysistime series analysis (looking to see if there is an abrupt change when intervention is implemented)

What is "good" data? 
accurate data that represents what really exists (data was entered exactly as it was on the survey/raw forms.)

What is "bad" data? 
Inaccurate data. It doesn't represent what really exists.

What is "ugly" data? 
Accurate and representative data that does not fit the assumptions of analytical procedures. (potentially the most frustrating kind)

5 things to watch for when screening the data 
Accuracy, Representativeness, Missing data, Violations of Assumptions, Outliers

What is linearity? 
Straight line relationships between pairs of variables.Check by examining residual plots or bivariate scatterplots.

What is multiple regression used for? 
to predict the score on the DV from scores on several IVs

Which type of statistical analysis is helpful when trying to figure out which of many IVs would be most helpful to use? (to reduce a larger set of IVs to a smaller set) 
Sequential R (hierarchical)

Which type of multiple regression decides which IVs to include by data based decisions rather than decisions based on theory? 
Stepwise (statistical)

What is a Oneway ANCOVA designed to assess? 
Group differences on a single DV after the effects of one or more covariates are statistically removed. (Covariates are chosen because of their known association with the DV)

Why would ANCOVA be used with naturally occurring groups? 
to adjust for differences among groups

What is a Oneway MANOVA designed to assess? 
it is used to evaluate differences among composite means for a set of DVs when there are two or more levels of an IV group

What is a Oneway MANCOVA? 
more than one DV and covariates in the analysis; use covariates as pretests of the DVs.

What is a discrete variable? 
these variables take on a finite and usually small number of values. There is no smooth transition from one value or category to the next. continents, categories, type of community

What is a continuous variable? 
measured on a scale that changes values smoothly rather than in steps. These take on value within the range of the scale, and the size of the number of the scale itself. annual income, age, temperature, distances, GPA

Which analyses evaluate structure of the data? 
factor and principal components analyses, structural equation modeling (SEM)

How can you check accuracy of the data? 
Look at data; Check descriptive statistics(Mean, range, minimum, maximum, sd, count); Know the people who entered the data

When dealing with missing data what percent (if random) is not a great concern? What will be a concern if the missing data is nonrandom? 
5% or less; generalizability of the results will be a concern

If the missing data looks like a nonrandom pattern, what can you do with missing cases? 
delete cases, delete variables, or replace missing value

If you are deleting cases what two ways can you do it? 
pairwise: deleting case from all analyseslistwise: deleting cases from analysese which involve the data point that case is missing

If missing data looks like a nonrandom pattern, what should you do? 
try to preserve all data and try to explain the pattern.

How can you test for outliers with multivariate analyses? 
Mahalanobis distance or leverage

What is Type II Error? 
failing to reject the null hypothesis when in fact it should have been rejected

When does mediation occur? 
when a variable accounts for the effect of a predictor on an outcome; the reason why the predictor affects the outcome

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