Need statistics analysis for raw data for grad research thesis.

Research is based on three materials used to obtain latent prints.  60 samples in total split between 2 substrates (flat, curved) and 3 casting materials (AccuTrans, Polymer, Elmers).  My hypothesis was the AccuTrans would outperform the other two materials, null hypothesis would be no substantial difference between the three.  I am terrible with math and analysis, so I am unsure what information can be derived.  I know I need to know if there is variation between the samples, and whatever else can be explained.


My research questions are as follows:


1.     Is there significant variation in the number of observable characteristics of develop latent prints collected with AccuTrans®, First Contact™ polymer solution, and Elmer’s® glue?

2.      Do one of the casting materials provide a substantially higher number of observable characteristics on either the simple or complex substrates?  Is there an ascertainable order which can be assigned to the materials based on performance on either substrate?

3.     Is there significant variation between the observable levels of friction ridge detail between the casting materials or the substrates?

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Tweek Data Sample ID Material Surface Ridge Detail (Y/N) Characteristics Observed (0-10+) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Mean/Median/Mode Level of Ridge Detail (1/2/3 Include All Present) Additional Notes A1 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 9.5/10+/10+ (Outlier: 10.5/10+/10+) All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Difficult to see. With certain light, they can be seen, but it looks more like latent residue - does not look like powder. More difficult on curved than flat. Maybe if the medium was white instead of transparent? And/or more powder during processing? A2 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A3 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A4 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A5 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A6 Accutrans Flat Y 9 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A7 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A8 Accutrans Flat Y 9 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, possible crease? A9 Accutrans Flat Y 0 . . . None A10 Accutrans Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size B1 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 8.1/10/10+ All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B2 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B3 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B4 Accutrans Curved Y 5 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B5 Accutrans Curved Y 3 . 2 . Level 2. B6 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B7 Accutrans Curved Y 7 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size B8 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B9 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B10 Accutrans Curved Y 7 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size C1 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 9.8/10+/10+ (Outlier: 10.9/10+/10+) All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Easiest seen. Most did not require digital image processing to count Level 2; minimal was needed to properly see Level 3. Could easily analyze these without digital imaging if needed. C2 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores, possible incipients C3 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C4 Polymer Flat Y 0 . . . None C5 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C6 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C7 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C8 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C9 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C10 Polymer Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores D1 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 . 7.5/10/10+ (Outlier: 8.3/10+/10+) Level 1, 2. Bubbles present in medium make some prints a little more difficult to work through. Obscures some 3rd level detail. D2 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 . Level 1, 2. D3 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 . Level 1, 2. D4 Polymer Curved Y 4 1 2 . Level 1, 2. D5 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size D6 Polymer Curved Y 0 . . . None D7 Polymer Curved Y 3 1 2 . Level 1, 2. D8 Polymer Curved Y 3 1 2 . Level 1, 2. D9 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores D10 Polymer Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 9.1/10+/10+ All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 2nd easiest to see. 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 0 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 2 . 2 3 Level 2, 3. 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 10 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1 2 . Level 1, 2. 10 Elmer's Flat Y 2 . 2 3 Level 2, 3. F1 Elmer's Curved Y 2 1 2 . 9.5/10+10+ Level 1, 2. This medium curled up and hardened. Difficult to flatten some to analyze. F2 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F3 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 . Level 1, 2. F4 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size F5 Elmer's Curved Y 8 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F6 Elmer's Curved Y 9 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F7 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F8 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size F9 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F10 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1 2 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Raw Data Sample ID Material Surface Ridge Detail (Y/N) Characteristics Observed (0-10+) Level of Ridge Detail (1/2/3) Mean/Median/Mode Level of Ridge Detail (1/2/3 Include All Present) Additional Notes A1 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 9.5/10+/10+ (Outlier: 10.5/10+/10+) All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Difficult to see. With certain light, they can be seen, but it looks more like latent residue - does not look like powder. More difficult on curved than flat. Maybe if the medium was white instead of transparent? And/or more powder during processing? A2 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A3 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A4 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size A5 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A6 Accutrans Flat Y 9 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A7 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores A8 Accutrans Flat Y 9 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, possible crease? A9 Accutrans Flat Y 0 0 None A10 Accutrans Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size B1 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1, 2, 3 8.1/10/10+ All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B2 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B3 Accutrans Curved Y 10 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B4 Accutrans Curved Y 5 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B5 Accutrans Curved Y 3 2 Level 2. B6 Accutrans Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B7 Accutrans Curved Y 7 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size B8 Accutrans Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B9 Accutrans Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores B10 Accutrans Curved Y 7 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size C1 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 9.8/10+/10+ (Outlier: 10.9/10+/10+) All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Easiest seen. Most did not require digital image processing to count Level 2; minimal was needed to properly see Level 3. Could easily analyze these without digital imaging if needed. C2 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores, possible incipients C3 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C4 Polymer Flat Y 0 0 None C5 Polymer Flat Y 10 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C6 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C7 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C8 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C9 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores C10 Polymer Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores D1 Polymer Curved Y 10+ 1, 2 7.5/10/10+ (Outlier: 8.3/10+/10+) Level 1, 2. Bubbles present in medium make some prints a little more difficult to work through. Obscures some 3rd level detail. D2 Polymer Curved Y 10+ 1, 2 Level 1, 2. D3 Polymer Curved Y 10 1, 2 Level 1, 2. D4 Polymer Curved Y 4 1, 2 Level 1, 2. D5 Polymer Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size D6 Polymer Curved Y 0 0 None D7 Polymer Curved Y 3 1, 2 Level 1, 2. D8 Polymer Curved Y 3 1, 2 Level 1, 2. D9 Polymer Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores D10 Polymer Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E1 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 9.1/10+/10+ All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores 2nd easiest to see. E2 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E3 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E4 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E5 Elmer's Flat Y 2 2, 3 Level 2, 3. E6 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E7 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E8 Elmer's Flat Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores E9 Elmer's Flat Y 10 1, 2 Level 1, 2. E10 Elmer's Flat Y 2 2, 3 Level 2, 3. F1 Elmer's Curved Y 2 1, 2 9.5/10+10+ Level 1, 2. This medium curled up and hardened. Difficult to flatten some to analyze. F2 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F3 Elmer's Curved Y 10 1, 2 Level 1, 2. F4 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size F5 Elmer's Curved Y 8 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F6 Elmer's Curved Y 9 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F7 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F8 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size F9 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size, pores F10 Elmer's Curved Y 10+ 1, 2, 3 All. Level 3: ridge shape/size Sheet3 Sample Observed Characteristics A1 10 A2 10 A3 10 A4 10 A5 10 A6 9 A7 10 A8 9 A9 0 A10 10 C1 10 C2 10 C3 10 C4 0 C5 10 C6 10 C7 10 C8 10 C9 10 C10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 2 1,2,3 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 1,2 3 2,3 5 1,2,3 6

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