[R] ANOVA of a sort

Joris Meys jorismeys at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 14:46:58 CEST 2010

This is a typical problem we give as a homework to students. If you
can't solve this yourself, you really need to brush up your
statistical knowledge or look for a statistician close by to cooperate

Take a look at these :


If you read through the documentation, you should get a fair idea of
whether or not your data is suited to use a repeated measures anova,
and if so, how you'd have to specify your model in R.

Good luck with it.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:17 AM, Claus O'Rourke <claus.orourke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear R Help,
> I have a general question - I know this is the R list, but I hope
> someone can help me out a little as I've always found the help here to
> be absolutely fantastic.
> I have run a psychological study where participants are given multiple
> stimuli and their responses to those stimuli are measured on the same
> numerical scale, i.e., the data is something like
> Participant Stimulus Measurement
>  p1                 s`1            5
>  p1                 s`2            6.1
>  p1                 s`3            7
>  p2                 s`1            4.8
>  p2                 s`2            6
>  p2                 s`3            6.5
>  p3                 s`1            4
>  p3                 s`2            7
>  p3                 s`3            6
> I would like to be able to measure the between participant variability
> for my data - i.e., determine whether measurements are relatively
> homogeneous across participants and whether there are very strange
> outliers (i.e., participants who maybe gave random or purposefully
> incorrect answers).
> Can anyone point me towards the correct type of tests for quantifying
> this?  I have read that a repeated measure ANOVA might be a starting
> point.
> Many many thanks for any help you can give me!
> Claus
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Joris Meys
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