# What is a repeated measures study design?

## What is a repeated measures study design?

Repeated Measures design is an experimental design where the same participants take part in each condition of the independent variable. This means that each condition of the experiment includes the same group of participants. Repeated Measures design is also known as within groups, or within-subjects design.

## What is the major confound facing repeated measures design?

A major advantage of a repeated measures design is that subjects are used as their own control because each subject is a member of the control group and the experimental group. The greatest disadvantage with repeated measures designs is possible carryover effects.

When repeated measures are used which assumption is violated?

assumption of sphericity
Unfortunately, repeated measures ANOVAs are particularly susceptible to violating the assumption of sphericity, which causes the test to become too liberal (i.e., leads to an increase in the Type I error rate; that is, the likelihood of detecting a statistically significant result when there isn’t one).

When should I use repeated measures design?

Repeated measures design can be used to conduct an experiment when few participants are available, conduct an experiment more efficiently, or to study changes in participants’ behavior over time.

### Why is repeated-measures used?

The primary strengths of the repeated measures design is that it makes an experiment more efficient and helps keep the variability low. This helps to keep the validity of the results higher, while still allowing for smaller than usual subject groups.

### Why use a repeated-measures ANOVA?

The benefits of repeated measures designs are that they reduce the error variance. This is because for these tests the within group variability is restricted to measuring differences between an individual’s responses between time points, not differences between individuals.

When do you use a repeated measures design?

A repeated measures design is one in which subjects are observed repeatedly over time. Measurements may be taken at pre-determined intervals (e.g. weekly or at specified time points following the administration of a particular treatment), or at random times with variable intervals between repeated measurements.

Which is the best test for repeated measures?

Depending on the number of within-subjects factors and assumption violations, it is necessary to select the most appropriate of three tests: Standard Univariate ANOVA F test—This test is commonly used given only two levels of the within-subjects factor (i.e. time point 1 and time point 2).

## Why are mixed effects models preferred over repeated measures ANOVA?

Because of their advantage in dealing with missing values, mixed effects models are often preferred over more traditional approaches such as repeated measures ANOVA . Ronald Fisher introduced random effects models to study the correlations of trait values between relatives.

## How is variability broken down in repeated measures?

In a repeated measures design it is possible to partition subject variability from the treatment and error terms. In such a case, variability can be broken down into between-treatments variability (or within-subjects effects, excluding individual differences) and within-treatments variability.