My name is Chloe. I am currently conducting a university research study considering if various golf courses can compete with nature reserves as a location for conservation and sustainability. I'm looking at 3 courses and 3 reserves in my area.
I know this is the under university section but I'm really terrible with maths!
One branch of primary data I'm collecting is the levels of animal species richness and abundance.
I have the numbers from my observations but I'm struggling to provide statistical analysis. I want to test for statistical significance between different species observed at both (types) of site. I understand the concept and what it means but all the instructions I've read ask me to choose what I'd accept as a level of error or am I doing a t test or a chi squared test yada yada
Would someone be willing to help me with the maths of it? And suggest the type of data testing method that would be suitable for my data set? It'd be much appreciated!
x Chloe x