1. Determine what type of statistical test you need to run. Both ttests and chisquared tests use degrees of freedom and have distinct degrees of freedom tables. Ttests are used
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Degrees of freedom is a phrase that shows how much freedom you really have. If you're an inmate in a prison you have no freedom of choice. You must do what you're told at all times.
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You should think of a dependent t as being a singlesample t on the difference scores. This gives it 1 less than the number of differences as the df. Say you have before/after scores
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Every object has a maximum of 6 degrees of freedom; though the object would have to be floating in space for it to have all 6 free. You can remove a degree be restricting that objects
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