Jarlath Quinn

A veteran of the predictive analytics industry working under the auspices of SAS, IBM and SPSS, Jarlath is pre-sales director at Smart Vision Europe. He is one of the most experienced SPSS trainers in the industry.

Jarlath Quinn
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Introduction to Power Analysis

In this series of ‘eat your greens‘ posts looking at core statistical concepts in more detail, we have looked closely at what a test of statistical significance actually is. In particular, we have focused on how to interpret the statistical probability value that various tests generate. This value, often labelled ‘P=’, ‘Prob’ or ‘Sig.’ in …

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What’s new in SPSS v27.0.1.0?

IBM have released a new update to SPSS v27. Interestingly, this is a ‘dot’ release that contains a number of useful functional improvements rather than the usual bug fixes or third-party compatibility enhancements. The new procedures include three additional statistical tests for comparing differences in proportions. These procedures were introduced as syntax only commands in …

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Introduction to structural equation modelling with SPSS Amos – part two

In these videos Jarlath Quinn introduces the concept of Structural Equation Modelling with SPSS AMOS. In the first video Jarlath uses the example of creating a simple linear model to illustrate the functionality in the AMOS interface. In the second video, Jarlath shows how to perform a basic Confirmatory Factor Analysis in AMOS. Watch the …

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Introduction to structural equation modelling with SPSS Amos – part one

In these videos Jarlath Quinn introduces the concept of Structural Equation Modelling with SPSS AMOS. In the first video Jarlath uses the example of creating a simple linear model to illustrate the functionality in the AMOS interface. In the second video, Jarlath shows how to perform a basic Confirmatory Factor Analysis in AMOS. Other videos …

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Understanding correlation

This is the latest in our ‘eat your greens’ series – a back to basics look at core statistical concepts that are often misunderstood or misapplied. In everyday speech the term ‘correlation’ refers to a mutual connection or relationship between two things. In statistics correlations are specific measures or values that attempt to quantify the …

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Finding normality – why is the normal distribution so important when we so rarely encounter it in real life?

This is the fourth post in our ‘eat your greens’ series – a back to basics look at some of the core concepts of statistics and analytics that, in our experience, are frequently misunderstood or misapplied. In this post we’ll look in more depth at the concept of the normal distribution.  One of the first …

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