Portland State University. Department of Psychology
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Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (3, vii, 74 pages)
The interpretation of data from psychological experiments often involves the analysis and comparison of curves, like the electrocardiogram, spectral sensitivity, or dose-response curves. Existing statistical techniques are often inadequate for making this type of analysis. This thesis presents alternative methods for handling the data comprising curves and discusses the advantages of these techniques against those of existing methods.
Four types of analysis are discussed:
- finding a confidence band around one curve,
- finding a confidence band around the difference between two curves, or making an overall comparison between two curves,
- decomposing a curve into its components,
- making a component by component comparison of two curves
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Martin, Randi Christine, "Alternative Methods for the Analysis of Curves" (1975). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2379.