[Eeglablist] Suggestion for using appropriate statistical tool for EEG data

Stephen Politzer-Ahles spa268 at nyu.edu
Mon Aug 18 16:29:01 PDT 2014

Hello Chaitanya,

Correlation is only appropriate for designs where the independent variable
is continuous; if you are comparing two conditions, then you should use a
t-test, ANOVA or non-parametric test. This study sounds like it has a very
basic design, so you can find similar statistical methods in many papers.
For more general introductions to ERP statistics see Luck (2005), Handy
(2005), Maris & Oostenveld (2007), Maris (2011), among others.

Stephen Politzer-Ahles
New York University, Abu Dhabi
Neuroscience of Language Lab

On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:02 PM, chaitanya bhavaraju <
chaitanya1686 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List,
> I am trying to analyze EEG data consisting of two conditions, i am trying
> to look for changes from first condition to the second condition.
> Can i use correlation as a tool to relate the two conditions or do i need
> to use ANOVA for showing the difference.
> The test was conducted on 11 subjects and each condition consisted around
> 65 Trials.
> Thank you,
> Best wishes,
> Chaitanya
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