Choosing the correct statistical test

Statistical test flowchart

Wondering what statistical test to plow through in R, SPSS, or STATA? Here’s a handy decision flowchart and matching instructions for these software packages. I use it sometimes to double-check my thought process (much like I still use Andy Field’s introductory SPSS textbook, dutifully marked up and full of Post-It Notes).

No matter how accomplished you might be in statistical analysis, it’s good to have something to jog your memory.