Small question, big help - Stats

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Hi there,

Im currently doing my MSc in Nature Conservation but I've always struggled with stats.

At the moment my data set holds categorical data (which is not numerical ie. sun/ shade) as well as continuous data such as altitude.

I just want to run basic tests to understand my data but cannot get beyond pivot tables. From what I've googled I wont be able to run an Anova because my data is wrong for it, a Chi Squared wont work because my categories are not numerical. T-test wont work either.

I feel completely lost - can anyone suggest where I should start?

I really need help, please.