Key Issues

In this chapter, we address five questions:

1. What are the advantages of expanding a simple experiment to include more levels of the independent variable? Specifically, we address the benefits in terms of

- generalizing results to a range of levels of the independent variable

- construct validity

2. What is the logic behind ANOVA?

3. What is an ANOVA summary table and how do you interpret one?

4. Why are post-hoc tests used?

5. How and why would you do a trend analysis?