## Understanding What Impact Variable Types Have on Statistical Test

Wk 2 Discussion 2 – Understanding What Impact Variable Types Have on Statistical Test

Please refer to the resources provided on CDS Central. They are intended to help you engage effectively on the discussion board.

An important component to quantitative research is choosing the correct statistical test. The University Library offers several Sage Research Methods resources to help you in your endeavors.

Using the “Sage Tools – Which Stats Test?” link from the University Library and your chosen variables, complete the “Which Stats Test?” survey to decide which statistical tests could be most beneficial to understanding the relationship between your variables.

Next, review Figure 9.1. A Quick (but Not Always Great) Approach to Determining What Statistical Test to Use, on p. 201 of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics.

Write a 250- to 300-word response to the following:

Discuss the process of choosing a statistical test using the tools from Sage and your Salkind & Frey (2019) text.

Explain what impact variable types have on statistical tests.

Include your own experience as well as 2 citations that align with or contradict your comments as sourced from peer-reviewed academic journals, industry publications, books, and/or other sources. Cite your sources using APA formatting. If you found information that contradicts your experience, explain why you agree or disagree with the information

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