Multiple regression is a powerful statistical test used in finding the relationship between a given dependent variable and a set of independent variables. The use of multiple regression requires a dedicated statistical software like SPSS, Statistica, Microstat, among other statistical packages. It will be near impossible to do the calculations manually. However, a common spreadsheet […]

# Category Archives: Statistics

This category includes educational materials on statistics in both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.

What is a concept paper? Why is there a need to write a concept paper? How do you write it? This article explains the reasons why a concept paper must be prepared before writing a full blown research paper. It also provides a step-bay-step approach on how to write it. I once browsed the internet […]

Are you a statistics teacher looking for a simple example of a t-test activity that you can use in your class? Or are you a student who wants to have an idea how t-test works? I describe below an example of a situation where the t-test can be applied right after learning the procedures and […]

There are already a considerable number of literature written on how to write the research questions required in investigating a phenomenon. But how are the research questions framed in actual situations? How do you write the research questions? You will need to bear in mind certain rules and principles on how to go about writing […]

In the course of writing your thesis, one of the first terms that you encounter is the word variable. Failure to understand the meaning and the usefulness of variables in your study will prevent you from doing good research. What then are variables and how should this be dealt with? I explain the concept below […]