I can’t continue with my Phd as i am very much tensed about my research. I am doing my Phd in psychology (full time) and i want to give up. My research is about depression in different age groups. My mentor is suggesting me to use ANOVA technique as there are more than two samples judging the depression in different age groups. But, i have no idea about this technique. The only thing i know is that ANOVA stands for Analysis of Variance, that’s it.
I am writing this query to know the complete technique.
Someone help me, please.
http://www.statisticshowto.com/probability-and-statistics/hypothesis-testing/anova/#TwoWay , this is a link i found online and thought i would help you in every way it should. It has each and every detail about ANOVA technique , it will answer all your question regarding what is ANOVA? How it is used? It will also tell you about one way ANOVA and two way ANOVA.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests the hypothesis that the methods for at least two populations are equivalent. ANOVAs survey the significance of at least one factors by looking at the response variable means at the distinctive factor levels. The null hypothesis expresses that all population means are equivalent while the alternative hypothesis expresses that no less than one is extraordinary. To perform an ANOVA, you should have a persistent reaction variable and no less than one categorical factor with at least two levels. ANOVAs require information from roughly typically distributed populations with measure up to differences between factor levels.
This is the research paper with ANOVA technique used in it. Go through it and see how it has been used. Then you will have an idea about it and will be able to process it in your study.