Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 10:30:39 -0500
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From: Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: cost analysis
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At 02:53 PM 2/8/2007, Bereti, Diana wrote:
>Please advise what would be the best way to handle cost analysis
>house visits versa telehealth) in SPSS?
>We have a very small database of 16 patients.
I see you haven't had an answer. It's not surprising; you gave far too
little information to work with.
With 16 patients, you've not got much chance with inferential
statistical methods. MAYBE with a very simple model, if there are
marked differences between groups. Even then, you'd probably need to
mistrust population variances estimated from a group that small, so
your results would inevitably be in question.
You don't even tell us what you measured.
May I recommend finding a statistical methodologist, a statistician
familiar with study design, in your area? You may need to go back to
the beginning. Good advice in how to do so will help you a lot.