Watching videos is one of the easiest and most helpful ways to learn statistics. I’m always looking for high-quality YouTube videos that I can share with my students. Below is a list of links to helpful videos on various statistics topics. If you have a suggestion for a video I should add to this list, please email me.
General Statistics and Research Method Tutorials
- How to choose the appropriate statistical test to examine descriptives vs. relationships between variables vs. differences between groups)
- Research Methods in Counseling including design, IVs and DVs, moderation and mediation, validity, writing a literature review and APA style paper, etc.
- Surveying, Psychometrics, Recruiting Subjects, and Much More from the Nebraska MAP Academy
- Bayesian Data Analysis – Dr. Richard McElreath video recorded every class of his semester-long courseand graciously made it available to the world. Bayesian approaches offer distinct advantages over traditional methods and will only become more popular over the next few decades. Here’s a Bayesian Statistics Made Simple video as well.
- The SPSS for Beginners Series has 51 videos on managing, cleaning, visualizing, and analyzing data in SPSS that are accessible to beginners and well produced and organized.
- Dr. Todd Grande has 190 videos on Statistical Analyses using SPSS, including topics such as ANCOVA, factor analysis, regression, testing assumptions for two-way ANOVA, normality tests in SPSS, recode into same variables, visual binning, creating bar charts, reverse coding, histograms, split file function, creating z-scores, data transformations of skewed variables, estimating inter-rater reliability, multiple regression with dummy coding, hierarchical regression, curvilinear regression analysis, creating and interpreting scatterplots, creating error bar graphs, creating and interpreting Q-Q and Bland-Altman plots, coding missing values, Cook’s Distance, ANOVA with posthocs, analyzing differences in percentages, main and interaction effects in ANOVA, and much more. Start with his list of videos when you’re looking for information. See also his 33 videos on Advanced Multivariate Statistics, some of which overlap with the aforementioned 190 videos list.
- RStatsInstitute covers a lot of basic statistics concepts, including how to calculate things by and hand, conduct analyses in Excel and SPSS, and create graphs and charts. Here is a list of their YouTube playlists on various topics.
- SPSS for Newbies covers many basic SPSS topics across 72 videos.
- SPSS Basics
- Missing Data Management
- Descriptive Statistics, Visualizing Data, Checking Assumptions
- Creating Graphs and Figures (playlist)
- Normal Q-Q Plots and their uses for screening data
- Creating and Interpreting Box Plots
- Descriptives and Basic Inferential Tests with on-screen annotations for those with hearing disabilities
- Identifying Multivariate Outliers with Mahalanobis Distance in SPSS
- Levene’s Test when using multiple independent variables
- Normality Testing for Dependent Variable compared to Normality of Residuals using Descriptive Statistics –> Explore option in SPSS with attention to Shapiro-Wilk, histogram, normality plots, skewness and kurtosis,
- Little’s Missing Completely at Random (MCAR) Test to check the missingness of your data
- Inferential Statistics
- Chi-Square goodness of fit test, including one way and two way versions [playlists] and how to calculate in SPSS
- One-Sample T-Test
- Paired-Samples T-Test (same group of cases measured at two points in time)
- Independent-Samples T-Test (2 separate groups of cases)
- One-Way ANOVA (1 IV with 3+ levels and 1 DV) with example of how to writeup results in APA style
- One-Way ANOVA Part 1 and Part 2 with attention to Test of Homogeneity of Variance, Welch, Brown-Forsythe, and means plot
- One-Way ANOVA with post-hoc tests
- One-Way ANOVA with accompanying hand-written calculations to explain plus more basic info on ANOVA
- One-Way Within Subjects (Repeated Measures) ANOVA with attention to Mauchly’s Test of Spherecity
- Two-Way ANOVA (Factorial)
- Split-Plot (Mixed Design or Mixed Between-Within Subjects) ANOVA Part 1 and Part 2 using SPSS Repeated Measures with attention to visual plots, editing chart, Box’s test of equality of covariance matrices, estimated marginal means. Here’s an alternative video.
- Pearson Correlations
- Pearson, Spearman, Kendall’s Tau-B Correlations (for non-interval level variables)
- Intra Class Correlation Coefficient via Reliability Analysis Menu
- Simple Linear Regression (1 IV predicting 1 DV)
- How to Understand the Multiple Regression Coefficients Table in SPSS
- Standard Multiple Regression (2+ IV’s predicting 1 DV) with attention to assumption testing, including statistical power, issues of multicollinearity, P-P plot for normality, standardized residuals scatterplot, Cook’s distance, outliers, etc.
- Multiple Linear Regression
- Mediation with Bootstrapping with APA-style writeup
- Dr. Zyphur’s 5-Day Mplus Workshop – a self-contained dive into a variety of modeling topics, from basic correlation and regression to multilevel structural equation modeling and nonlinear latent growth models. All videos, ppt files, and example Mplus files and data are available for download.
- The creators of Mplus have downloadable Videos with matching handouts on using Mplus
- Transferring SPSS data into Mplus via comma delimted (.csv) files and making sure missing values are properly coded; here’s an version for using tab delimited (.dat) files instead
- Moin Ahmed has a 39 video series on CFA , how to do CFA in mplus, binary responses, IRT, multiple-group measurement invariance, higher-order and method factors, etc.
- The UK Applied Psychometrics Lab publishes videos of presentations (with sample data, handouts, and syntax for free download!) on various Mplus topics including:
- Actor Partner Interdependence Model estimated by Structural Equation Modeling – a free online user-friendly calculator for this analysis
Qualtrics Survey Platform Tutorials
Note: Now that the Qualtrics interface has been updated, some of these videos will show the old interface. Most of the functionality remains the same, but you’ll have to look for the functionality in new places given the new interface. Qualtrics also has easy to understand written support guides on all topics.
Text-Based Stats Resources
Here are some recommended websites that offer a wealth of text-based tutorials, interpretation guides, online calculators, etc.
- Statpages has advice on choosing the right stats test, descriptive/comparative/correlational online stats calculators, etc.