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by vars
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: OMG - dangerous change to CRB rules?
Replies: 10
Views: 5569

Re: OMG - dangerous change to CRB rules?

I hadn't heard of this! I wonder if it applies in Scotland too as we have disclosure checks which are essentially the same thing.
by vars
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: RA in older adults vs IAPT LIT
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Re: RA in older adults vs IAPT LIT

Hi Well done on having 2 posts to choose from! :) Both sound like good jobs, in terms of research, would you be involved in development of the project and research questions as well as the data gathering and analysis? I think it's great to get research experience if you're aiming to get on the cours...
by vars
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: data transformation

thanks Carmelo

I think that is what I'll have to do as transformation is making some variables non normal. I know it's not the case, but transforming feels like I'm doing something that I shouldnt be and manipulating results, even though I know that's not the case!
by vars
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: data transformation

glad other people think it's a nightmare too! Haha! I'm quite enjoying the research actually, it's interesting and it's been a good opportunity to properly get my head round stats, still feeling the stress though! :shock:
by vars
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: data transformation

ok thanks again! I have 3 stats books - David Clark-Carter, Andy Field and the surviving SPSS one. i suppose it just seems that there is conflicting advice and cautions about different approaches. I have done parametric stats on some hypotheses, non parametrics on others and have managed to transfor...
by vars
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: data transformation

Yes because would make relationships between variables meaningless if all transformed differently? Used kolmogorov too and that was significant for these variables (0.001 before transformation then 0.02 after as an example for one of them) So as long as I meet assumptions of the non parametrics and ...
by vars
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Re: data transformation

thank you, I think I see what you mean, so if I use logarithim transformation on 1 variable, it would have to be the same transformation on all of the other variables? I have half the variables negatively skewed and half positively skewed, 4 become normally distributed (according to z scores of skew...
by vars
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: data transformation
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

data transformation

Hello all I have a number of variables for my thesis and 6 are not normally distributed. I have looked to transform the variables, however, they are distributed differently e.g. some have positive skew and some negative skew so would require different transformations. The problem I'm having is that ...
by vars
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: SPSS question - maybe obvious!
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: SPSS question - maybe obvious!

Yes that does help thanks! :)
Have got myself a good book and trying to get back into using SPSS!
by vars
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: SPSS question - maybe obvious!
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: SPSS question - maybe obvious!

great! thank you! Have not used SPSS for so long and now I'm trying to do my thesis results and remembering how much I dislike SPSS!
by vars
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: SPSS question - maybe obvious!
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: SPSS question - maybe obvious!

so it is simple then! :oops: thanks!

so if I want to know how many scored under 40 I'd run a frequency test yeah?
by vars
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: SPSS question - maybe obvious!
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

SPSS question - maybe obvious!

Does anyone know, on SPSS, is there a way to find out how many participants achieved a particular score? e.g. I've put raw scores in for the HADS A and HADS D and want to see how many people in each group scored above a certain number? I'm also using neuro tests and want to find out how many people ...
by vars
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: Neuropsychology articles?
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Neuropsychology articles?

Hi all, I'd be very grateful if anyone has access to the following articles? Vilkki, J., Ahola, K., Holst, P., Ohman, J., Servo, A. & Heiskanen, O. (1994). Prediction of psychosocial recovery after head injury with cognitive tests and neurobehavioural ratings. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ne...
by vars
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: A long commute, is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 5579

Re: A long commute, is it possible?

Hello I'm currently halfway through second year and I have a commute that is between 1 hour and 40 mins to 2hours depending on traffic. I leave at 7am and get home about 7.10pm so it does eat a lot into your life! It's manageable though, hard in winter when most of the driving is in the dark and the...
by vars
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Early morning starts!! What time do you get up??
Replies: 42
Views: 8950

I get up at 6.15 and leave house about 6.50, I make lunch and leave clothes out etc so dont take long in morning. Can you not do something like that, 2 hours seems a long time to get ready if you have to get up at 4.20!