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Choice of the type of statistical technique and how to apply it

  • 1.  Choice of the type of statistical technique and how to apply it

    Posted Tue August 10, 2021 02:58 PM
    Hello everybody!! i am doing social research and i am at the data analysis stage. My research investigates the degree of social cohesion in a segregated area of ​​a city. being social cohesion a multidimensional social construct I had thought of using factorial analysis, but then I realized that this does not allow me to carry out the analysis I need. I mean, I don't have to figure out if my items are good for measuring social cohesion.

    So, I moved on to regression, which for now I consider the best option, even if I don't quite understand how to use it. Can anyone help me out? The independent variable is the neighborhood of residence within the vulnerable zone, and these neighborhoods have distinct degrees of social segregation. How do I explore how the dependent variables change according to each neighborhood? 

    Thank you a lot!! 
    Alice


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    Alice Chiesa
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  • 2.  RE: Choice of the type of statistical technique and how to apply it

    Posted Wed August 11, 2021 02:00 PM
    The Decision Optimization group is probably not a great fit for this question. You might try the Global Data Science group (accessible from the "Topic groups" menu).

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    Paul Rubin
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    Michigan State University
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