Choosing Your Dissertation Topic

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

Preparing Your Data For Statistics Solutions Pro

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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,

Sugar Plums and Sample Size Blues

Its Christmas time again, and a good time to plan getting your dissertation completed, and that pesky scientific merit review, IRB application, concept paper, and dissertation proposal meeting. In the spirit of completing these tasks, there is a consistent problem that I find: graduate students struggle with the sample size determination. [Read More]

Principles, Values, Context and the Dissertation Process

To get what you want out of life, you have to align your values with the principles of the world. Values are what you consider important, and they may or may not be unique to you. You may believe that pain is bad and to be avoided at all costs, while others may believe that pain is an opportunity for a lesson and that it allows you to become stronger. Principles are fundamental truths about the world…[Read More]


Validity refers to the state in which the researcher or the investigator can get assurance that the inferences drawn from the data are error free or accurate. If there is validity in the sample, then it is in the population from where that sample has been drawn. Statistics Solutions is the country’s leader in validity