Smarter Tools for Enhanced Learning™
INTELLECTUS STATISTICS™ FEATURES DETAILS
Here is a detailed list of the features.
- Interpreted output. In both the output viewer and in the downloaded document, Intellectus Statistics™ interprets the statistical assumptions and analysis findings, and generates tables and figures that correspond to the assumptions and output. This innovation was crucial in reducing statistics anxiety and presenting the student with all the information needed to go from data upload to statistical understanding.
- Projects tab. The Projects tabs allows the ability to create and save projects. Projects save any data, managed data, and analyses previously conducted so you log back in and pick up where you left off. It also means that collaboration can occur by colleagues.
- Decision tree. Walk through a series of questions about your research questions and data, and the decision tree will guide you to the appropriate analysis.
- Logical user interface. Intellectus Statistics™ walks students through a logical step-by-step process that is sequential and easy. Data upload, to manage data, visualize data, conduct analyses, and review the interpreted output.
- Level of measurement reminders. Level of measurement is crucial to the conducting of analyses. The tool reminds students how to define levels of measurement and gives examples on the levels validation page.
- Pre-selects variables’ level of measurement for analyses. The tool let’s you select only the variable appropriate for a particular statistical test. For example, when selecting an ordinal regression, only ordinal variables for the criterion will be available for selection.
- Preloads assumptions. Statistical techniques often have several assumptions to consider prior to interpreting analyses, so we’ve programmed to have assumptions such as normality and homoscedasticity pre-loaded without any intervention of the student.
- Preloads post-hoc tests. The tool preloads post-hoc tests and even corrects the alpha level in the interpretation. For example, if an ANOVA is statistically significant, Tukey post-hoc tests will be conducted and a Bonferroni correction applied to the alpha level and interpretation.
- Non-parametric equivalent test is automatically conducted. When the parametric assumptions of a test are violated, the non-parametric equivalent test is automatically conducted and presented.
- Automated dummy code. When conducting some analyses, ordinal and nominal level variables need to be dummy coded and a reference variable selected. For example, when a regression analysis is selected, the nominal and ordinal variables are automatically dummy coded.
- Centered interaction terms. For moderation analyses, the tool mitigates multicollinearity by automatically centering terms before creating the interaction term.
- Interesting data visualization. The plots included in the tool are much more interesting and interactive than most plotting platforms. From including different groupings, to changing the look of the plot, to easy-to-print and save features, our visualization platform motivates students to engage with their data.
- Editable APA tables and scalable figures. Intellectus Statistics™ is programmed to know what tables and figures to generate for each statistical test. Its dynamic in that it generates more or less tables and figures based on the statistics and their significance levels. For example, if an ANOVA is statistically significant, post-hoc statistics tables will be generated. And these tables are editable and figures are scalable, making it easy to change titles or labels.
- Project Sharing. Share your project (data, plots, and analyses) with any other user. Once shared, users can edit projects and their edits and notes can be seen by everyone in the shared group.
- Glossary. For every test used, a glossary defining the terms and symbols is provided in the beginning of the document.
- APA references. All scholarly documents need to cite the intellectual contribution of others’ thoughts. All cited work is referenced in a reference section in APA format at the end of the document.
- Excel files accepted. While most everyone is familiar with Excel, the tool accepts Excel files with .xlsx, .xls, .sav, and .csv extensions.
- Web-based. As a web-based tool, students no longer have to struggle with downloading and installing software. Intellectus Statistics works with any operating system and the only requirement is internet access. This mode of delivery makes the tool accessible anywhere and the student has instantaneous access to the newest statistical techniques and functionality. Sometimes software that is built for a PC is clunky on a Mac. Users will enjoy the smoothness of our web-based application on any operating system.
- Unlimited activations. While most software applications allow just two activations, subscribers can access the tool from an unlimited number of devices.