## Tools to Expedite Your Proposal, IRB, and Results

Back in the mid-90’s I began as assisting masters’ students with the statistics.  The students came from many disciplines and it was fun to sit in a coffee shop and crunch through research questions.  Then came my own master’s thesis and my own dissertation.  Whatever could take longer did take longer.  While I’m proud of

## Trials and Tribulations of Dissertations and a Methodology and Results Chapter Game Changer

In this newsletter, I will talk about the dissertation process, and how this process can be made more humane.  The barriers to completing the dissertation are institutional, preparedness issues, and personal.  To overcome these stumbling blocks I’ll discuss academic tools and resources to move you forward. Institutional barriers.  Not many graduate students go through the

## Intellectus Statistics: Available Analyses

The current analyses available in Intellectus Statistics are: Descriptive Statistics-Calculates frequencies and percentages for selected nominal and ordinal variables. Calculates means and standard deviations fro selected scale variables. Cronbach’s Alpha-Examines the extent to which a set of scale level variables are consistently scored. Chi-Square Test of Independence-Compares the observed frequencies to expected frequencies of two nominal

## Intellectus Statistics: Level of Measurement

Overview of Intellectus Statistics: Level of Measurement Nominal: In this level of measurement, numbers are used to categorize the data.  For example, if gender is your variable, the responses will be male or female.  A dichotomous nominal variable has only two categories. Ordinal: Ordinal level variables have a meaningful order to them such as rank.

## Preparing Your Data For Statistics Solutions Pro

SPSS data file preparation Excel data file preparation

## The Law of the Farm and Your Dissertation

Too often in our undergraduate years we’ve learned to cram for school and tests.  You may have procrastinated all semester, and then pulled all-nighters for the final paper or test.  Cramming is antithetical to the law of the farm.  The Law of the Farm essentially says that to be a farmer, you have to plan,