First, let me say how much I appreciate your help here. Its a life saver. I have a presentation tomorrow on my research and I am about to be Embrassed

My statistical analysis is, well, awful. Here's where I need help.

I am researching the relationship between certain traits of court judgments. What of utmost interest is how certain factors (say, gender of judge, jurisdiction or subject-matter) correlate to the outcome of the case. I am also interested in other inter-correlations.

What I have is an excel sheet with 30 variables. The sample size is ~100, and I estimate that the entire population is ~300 (but it could be as high as 700). Most of my variables are binaries. Outcome is 1 for victory, 0 for loss. Jurisdiction is 1 for California, 0 for nothing. Jurisdiction2 is 1 for NY and 0 for nothing (and so on).

At first I tried my limited knowledge and produced correlations between certain columns. It was o.k., but I didn't know what was the statistical significance of these correlations or how to compute them (I am using excel).

I turned in my hour of need to a friend, who suggested a hyper- geometric test. According to him, this test is the only one which makes sense in the context of binaries. He did the computation and a few interesting results came up. However, after I found the results he told me that he have to correct FDR (for multiple hypotheses). He did it and not much was left of my findings...

Then, someone who I talked to said that I should do regression analysis and not test correlations.

I am completely at loss. My presentation is tomorrow and I have no idea how to present the data or how to justify the choice of correlation / hyper-geometric analysis.

I truly look forward to hear you comments and ideas. Please elaborate as possible and try to assume that my statistical intelligence(my SI) is pretty low.

I truly appreciate your help.

Y.