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Quantitative Analysis Guide: Choose Statistical Test for 1 Dependent Variable

Resources and support for statistical and numerical data analysis
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Choosing a Statistical Test

  • This table is designed to help you choose an appropriate statistical test for data with one dependent variable.
  • Hover your mouse over the test name (in the Test column) to see its description.
  • The Methodology column contains links to resources with more information about the test.
  • The How To columns contain links with examples on how to run these tests in SPSS, Stata, SAS, R and MATLAB.
  • The colors group statistical tests according to the key below:
One Sample Test Difference Between Groups Association Predicting Scores


Independent Variable Dependent Variable Type Test Methodology How To:

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