Two-lines test

(version 0.52 - beta testing)

Last updated: 2018 11 23 (see how the app has changed over time)

This app runs the u-shape test introduced by Simonsohn (2017 .pdf).
In particular, it estimates an interrupted regression, that is, a regression with two separate slopes, for the predictor hypothesized to have a u-shaped effect. The breakpoint is set using the "Robin Hood" algorithm, seeking to obtain higher power to detect a u-shape if it is present. If the resulting two slopes have opposite sign, and are individually statistically significant, the test rejects the null hypothesis that there is no u-shaped (nor inverted u-shaped) effect.

The output is a chart like this one:

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Data privacy information.

Uploaded data is deleted within 72 hours. The files are saved, unencrypted, in a public folder but given a temporary name which means it is quite difficult for a third party to find them, but not impossible. For confidential data I recommend downloading the R Code and running locally without uploading the data to the server.

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