We seek to provide you with the information you need to be a knowledgeable user of quantitative methods, including updates on ongoing developments in the field, discussion of common data analytic concerns, tutorials on commonly used techniques, and software scripts and tools. Our vision is to become a hub for researchers seeking guidance on quantitative data analysis.
We also seek to provide resources that researchers can use to gain greater knowledge of quantitative methods and to facilitate various types of statistical analysis. On our Resources page we provide mini-lectures, tutorials and downloadable software scripts on a variety of data analytic topics.
CBA Help Desk
CBA Help Desk is an blog in which Dan and Patrick respond to commonly asked questions about a variety of topics behavioral, educational, and health research including experimental design, measurement, data analysis, and interpretation of findings. The responses are intentionally brief and concise, and additional resources are provided such as recommended readings, provision of exemplar data and computer code, or linking to other potential learning materials. Readers are welcome to submit their own questions for future Help Desk responses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBA Office Hour Videos
In an ongoing series of short informal videos, we answer frequently asked questions about statistical methods. Topics range from introductions to modeling techniques (e.g., "What is growth curve modeling?") to comparisons between techniques (e.g., "What's the difference between finite mixture models and cluster analysis?") and questions about the application of these techniques in practice (e.g., "How many clusters do I need to fit a multilevel model?"). We also often include links to other resources for those wishing to learn more about each topic.
News and Updates
A major challenge for many researchers is keeping up with the latest opinions and developments with data analytic practices and techniques. On our News and Updates page we highlight items from the literature and news that we think may be of interest for applied researchers in the behavioral, health, and social sciences. Our posts cover a variety of topics, including new developments in data analysis, useful new data analytic tools, general issues in statistics, and news items relating to statistics. We hope you will find these posts informative and useful.