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Contrast Analysis : Focused Comparisons in the Analysis of Variance - Robert Rosenthal

Contrast Analysis

Focused Comparisons in the Analysis of Variance

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1985
ISBN: 9780521317962
Number Of Pages: 120

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This book, first published in 1985, is for those seeking appropriate statistical approaches to research data that is devoted entirely to the topic of contrasts. Contrast analysis permits us to ask more focused questions of our data. In return for a small amount of simple computation, we get greater statistical power, and can make clearer substantive interpretations of the research results. Contrast analysis should be employed in the context of the analysis of variance whenever the numerator degrees of freedom are greater than one (which is probably most of the time). Unfortunately, it is employed relatively rarely by behavioural and social scientists. This book makes it possible for non-mathematical data analysts to avail themselves of contrasts, and thereby simply and efficiently to address the focused questions posed by their theories, hypotheses, and hunches. A wide range of researchers in the behavioural and social sciences, education and business will find this book an invaluable resource.

Preface
Why contrasts?
One-way analysis
Two-factor studies
Wired-in, pre-analyses, multiples and proportions
Repeated-measures designs
Mixed sources of variance
Practical issues of computations
Measuring the benefits of contrasts
Conclusion: Abelson's perspective
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521317962
ISBN-10: 0521317967
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 2nd September 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.16