Breathing as a Bridge between You and Your Committee

Recently I went to a dance event called Diavolo at the Straz Center in Tampa where I live. These performers are dancers, gymnasts, athletes, and acrobats. While completely impressed with their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular capacity, I was struck with their teamwork. How did they trust each other, know when to hold on, when to

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

Preparing Your Data For Statistics Solutions Pro

SPSS data file preparation Excel data file preparation

LISREL

LISREL stands for linear structural relation. The methodology of LISREL was first developed by Karl Joreskog in 1970.  LISREL is statistical software that is used for structural regression modeling. Structural equation models are the system of linear equations.  LISREL is the simultaneous estimation of the structural model and measurement model.  Structural model assumes that all

Exploratory Factor Analysis

Factor Analysis is a general name denoting a class of procedures primarily used for data reduction and summarization. In research, there are a large number of variables which are extensively correlated and must be reduced to a manageable level. Relationships among sets of many interrelated variables are examined and represented in terms of a few