Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 17:15:14 -0800
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Subject: Independent t-test or paired-sample
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I have a very simple question. If you have repeated-measures data but you cannot match up data points across testing occasions what is the problem with just doing an independent samples t-test? What do you lose? Is it just completely unsound practice or do you just lose power?
Matthew Pirritano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Smith Hall 116C
Department of Psychology
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866