Statistics and statistical software are key to much of scientific and social scientific research. A statistical analysis will be required as part of many students’ final year dissertation, so it is important to get familiar with the techniques you will need and make sure you can interpret your results correctly. A statistical analysis allows you to ascertain what kinds of relationships exist between your variables of interest and if those relationships can be generalised or if they are likely due to chance. On this page we provide a brief overview of some common statistical tests with examples as well as some notes to help you decide which test you should use for your research question.
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