Inferential statistics decision-making tree

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Inferential statistical decision-making tree diagrams provide visual flow-chart style overviews of when to apply various types of non-parametric and parametric statistics, based on the:

  1. purpose of the analysis - i.e., what is the question?,
  2. number of IVs and DVs involved, and
  3. levels of measurement for the IVs and DVs.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Download these recommended examples as one file:

  1. Inferential statistical decision making trees - or separately:
    1. Statistical decision tree - Version 1 (Corston & Colman, 2000, reproduced in Emtage & Duthy, 2000, p. 8)
    2. Statistical decision tree - Version 2 (Neill, 2008, based on Howell, 2008)

References[edit | edit source]

  • Corston, R. & Colman, A. (2000). A crash course in SPSS for Windows. Blackwell, Oxford.
  • Emtage, Nick F. and Duthy, Stephen (2002). An introduction to statistical package for the social sciences. In: S. R. Harrison, J. L. Herbohn, E. O. Mangaoang, & J. K. Vanclay. Socio-economic research methods in forestry: A training manual. Leyte State University, ViSCA, Baybay, The Philippines, 4-10 February.
  • Howell, D. C. (2008). Fundamental statistics for the behavioral sciences (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

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