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What is the Appropriate Test for My Cross Tabulation?

by Rebecca Andrews, PhD Editing-Writing.com HelpWithStatistics.com DissertationAdvisors.com DissertationWriting.com Let’s start by defining cross tabulation, more commonly called crosstab. A cross tabulation, also known as contingency table, is a two-dimensional table that reports the number of participants (i.e., observations) whose characteristics fall in each cell of the table. It is widely used in market research and also …

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How Do I Include Categorical Variables in my Regression Model?

by Rebecca Andrews, PhD StatisticsTutors.com | HelpWithStatistics.com | DissertationAdvisors.com | DissertationWriting.com One common problem researchers face when running a regression analysis is how to include categorical predictors. Unlike using continuous variables, which you can simply add with no previous manipulation, including categorical variables requires extra work when performing the analysis and interpreting the results. Let’s …

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Holiday Tidings to You!

By Editor John David Kudrick Stories, stories, stories … Whether it’s a spaceship full of pirates in a fight that will determine the fate of the universe … or a young magician who embraces his destiny and stands alongside dragons, elves, and the like in a battle against a dark legion … or even a …

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Are Adverbs Really So Evil?

By Editor John David Kudrick If you’ve read even a little about the craft of writing fiction, or had an editor like me review your story, then you’ve no doubt had someone tell you, “Get rid of those adverbs! They only weaken your story!” But we all learned how to use adverbs in grammar class …

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Balancing the Three “C’s” of Christian Publishing

DA Cathcart Any Christian who sets out to write a book will automatically find him or herself struggling to balance three primary concerns, all of which happen to start with the letter “C”: Christ, commerce and content. In an ideal world, Christ will be at the top, for what higher motive could a Christian writer …

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How to Format a Picture Book Manuscript for Publishers

  By Marlo Garner When submitting to traditional publishers or literary agents, presenting your manuscript professionally is extremely important. Attention to proper formatting will help your submission stand out from the tens of thousands of other submissions that are less well—or downright poorly—formatted. Proper formatting not only makes your work more professional, it shows an …

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Fiction Editing | Series Novels

Caroline Hiley Book Editing Associates Editing any book on any subject involves the four C’s: clarity, consistency, choreography, and comprehension. Toward this end, professional editors a create style sheet to manage all the details; show the author what the editor has done on a macro level (vs. the micro level of in-manuscript changes); and give …

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