# Blog Archives

## R Is Not So Hard! A Tutorial, Part 4 (repost)

April 29, 2013
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The following is not a Stats Make Me Cry original, but rather something I came across and found very useful. The article demonstrates how to examine non-linear effects (e.g. quadratic effects) using a regression model in R. If you are interested in the...

## Confusing Stats Terms Explained: Heteroscedasticity (Heteroskedasticity)

April 22, 2013
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Heteroscedasticity is a hard word to pronounce, but it doesn't need to be a difficult concept to understand. Put simply, heteroscedasticity (also spelled heteroskedasticity) refers to the circumstance in which the variability of a variable is unequal a...

## Merry Christmas! ….or Happy Tuesday!

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas! If you don't celebrate Christmas, Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone's holidays are wonderful.

## How to Create APA Style Graphs and Then Teach SPSS to Do it Automatically!

December 18, 2012
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In the strictest sense, APA style discourages the use of color in graphics, stipulating that it be used only when it is "absolutely necessary". Consequently, most universities and dissertation committees also discourage (or downright forbid) the use of...

## Wonderful "How-To" Resources for Learning Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with AMOS

December 3, 2012
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Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a complex beast, and can be quite intimidating to someone trying to learn the basics. Fortunately, there are some great resources out there for learning! Unfortunately, I think a lot of beginners don't know what th...

## Interpreting the Intercept in a Regression Model (repost)

October 29, 2012
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The following is not a Stats Make Me Cry original, but rather something I came across and found very interesting. If you are interested in the topic, please read the preview and follow the link that follows to the original site.The intercept (often lab...

## Why You Shouldn’t Conclude "No Effect" from Statistically Insignificant Slopes (repost)

June 25, 2012
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The following is not a Stats Make Me Cry original, but rather something I came across and found very interesting. If you are interested in the topic, please read the preview and follow the link that follows to the original site.It is quite common in po...

## To syndicate or not to syndicate, that is the question…

June 23, 2012
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As some of you probably noticed, life doesn't always allow me to blog as often as I'd like. However, I don't want that to stop the flow and dissemination of info to my readers, especially when I'm constantly stumbling across great content in the "blogo...

## Please Vote on the "Top Confusing Stats Terms"

April 23, 2012
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Please tell me what stats terms you think are the most confusing! Please order the terms you choose, according to how confusing they are (with #1 being most confusing). The results will dictate what topics are covered in future blogs!Blog entries for Confusing Stats Terms #10, #9, and #8 are already posted, so I'm only asking for terms #7 through #1. Thanks for your input!http://www.statsmakemecry.com/confusing-stats-terms/Related Content:Top Ten Confusing Stats Terms…

## How to Conduct a Repeated Measures MANCOVA in SPSS

April 20, 2012
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In today's blog entry, I will walk through the basics of conducting a repeated-measures MANCOVA in SPSS. I will focus on the most basic steps of conducting this analysis (I will not address some complex side issues, such as assumptions, power…etc). If you find yourself with lingering questions after walking through this blog, feel free to leave questions in the "comments" section, or visit the MANCOVA section of my discussion…