# Recent content by HateMath

1. ### How to know if I should use correlation or hypothesis test?

Thank you for your answers, but I actually followed these rules in my assignment... We also had to test the assumptions for (for example) Pearson correlation. Does it matter in which order (linearity/scatterplot and then normality or vice versa) you test the assumptions? I'm wondering if I lost...
2. ### How to know if I should use correlation or hypothesis test?

I just took a statistics course and since we did correlation, my grades went downhill in this course. For example, in lab assignments where we had different data sets and had to find/use the appropriate test, I went from 98% to 74%. I don't know what went wrong because we only got back the...
3. ### How to change the alpha level in SPSS?

Thank you, this was so helpful
4. ### How to change the alpha level in SPSS?

I have to do a Mann-Whitney U test in SPSS and it has to be alpha = 0.01, one-tailed. I know the default is 0.05, but I don't know how to change it to 0.01 in SPSS (for Mann-Whitney U test). Is it even possible?
5. ### Is this an interval variable?

The variable is called "externalizing behaviours" and it has the numbers 9,7,7,3,11,6,2,6,6,9. I assume that the numbers show the amount of externalizing behaviour because the question says it was an observation. Is this interval/ratio? I think it is interval (rather than ordinal) because 7 is...
6. ### We did an experiment and don't know how to start/proceed with statistics?

We had to do an experiment in my research methods class. Me and my group did an experiment where we tested if participants remembered words better with or without pictures that match the words. So now we have two sets of data: One set with the number of words they remembered and one set with the...