So group B has a greater amount of variance than group A, but how do I determine if this is statistically significant (p<0.05). – I am not looking at whether group A scores more than group B (otherwise, I know that I could just do a paired t-test) – only if group B has greater variability.
I hope that makes sense, but if not I’ll try and explain things a bit better. Please, please, any help would be appreciated. I have been stuck on this for a while.
You can see the statistics of Levene test if you perform a t-test (in SPSS). It produces a table that will show the following. If sig is greater than 0,05 then the two groups’ variance is considered the “same”
In order to do this you must have the data in one variable and another variable that groups them into group A and group B.
Another way to do this is to based on a method developed by Gorsuch (2005). Standardize the scores and square them. That gives you individual estimates of the variance. Then you can run a two sample t test or try to predict conditional relations on variance by setting the variable as the outcome in a regression or ANOVA (GLM).
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