Choosing an Analysis Plan
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Students sometimes are overwhelmed by details when they reach the end of a statistics course. The purpose of this chapter is to help you to organize what you have learned. This chapter will review some of the research scenarios used in the book and lead you through a thought process for choosing an analysis plan. A series of questions will form a kind of decision tree. We are not experts in decision analysis, so our series of questions will not be illustrated using the symbols (squares, circles, triangles) that decision analysts use to create a formal decision tree; we are using this term loosely. Our approach will be similar to taxpreparation software, which asks one question at a time to lead the user through a process. Our process will involve deciding which of the tests and estimates in this book are best for a given research scenario.