4.8.08 - TWO WAYS OF MAKING COMPARISONS ON A FACTOR Between...

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TWO WAYS OF MAKING COMPARISONS ON A FACTOR Between Subjects (also called Between Groups, Independent Samples, or Uncorrelated Measures) - Each level of the factor (independent variable or grouping variable) is assigned to a different group of subjects. If you are a subject, you are measured at only one level of the factor (e.g. you might be a control group subject). - Differential studies of gender, ethnicity, and many other subject variables are naturally "between group." The same statistical procedures are used as for between group experiments . However, because subject characteristics are not manipulated variables, we don't draw causal conclusions when we find significant between-group differences in a differential study. - In Developmental Psychology, where age is the major subject variable of interest, a cross-sectional study is between-group. The different groups being compared differ in age. Within Subject
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Collyer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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4.8.08 - TWO WAYS OF MAKING COMPARISONS ON A FACTOR Between...

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