All articles by Priya Chetty

Interpretation of factor analysis using SPSS

We have already discussed about factor analysis in the previous article (Factor Analysis using SPSS), and how it should be conducted using SPSS. In this article we will be discussing about how output of Factor analysis can be interpreted. Read more »

Factor analysis using SPSS

Factor analysis is used to find factors among observed variables. In other words, if your data contains many variables, you can use factor analysis to reduce the number of variables. Read more »

Special cases within chi square test

In the previous article we discussed about basics of Chi Square. However, there could be some special cases within chi square which basically means that we can conduct Chi square for in-depth analysis. Read more »

Chi square test with the help of SPSS

A chi square (X2) statistic is used to investigate whether distributions of categorical variables differ from one another. Categorical variables like; gender of sample population which could be either male or female. Read more »

Review of “Drinking Alone With The Moon” by Li Bai

“Drinking Alone under the Moon” is one of Li Bai’s signature poetries which deal with the ancient social custom of drinking. It is deemed to be a big social faux pas if one drinks alone. In this particular poem, the egoistic poet speaker creates his own companions: the moon and his shadow, but both seem reluctant companions and what the poem leaves you with is a sense of despair and deep set loneliness (Columbia Education, 2014). Read more »

Paired sample T-test

A paired sample t-test is used to determine whether there is a significant difference between the average values of the same measurement made under two different conditions. Both measurements are made on each unit in a sample, and the test is based on the difference between these two values. Read more »

New methods to improve academic writing skills

You must be aware that universities around the world are becoming stricter by the day about the quality of student assignments and dissertations/ theses. Consequently the rules of academic writing are changing too. Read more »

T-test using SPSS

When using this statistical test, you are testing the null hypothesis that 2 population means (average) are equal.  The alternative hypothesis is that they are not equal.  There are 3 different ways; One sample T-Test, Paired sample T-test and 2-sample T-tests to go about this, depending on how the data were obtained. Read more »

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