This page will perform a two-way factorial analysis of variance for designs in which there are 2-4 levels of each of two variables, A and B, with each subject measured under each of the AxB combinations. The programming assumes that all active cells include the same number of measures. Thus, with 2 rows and 3 columns, there is a total of 2x3=6 measures for each subject, arranged as illustrated in the adjacent table.
- Initial Setup:T
Enter the number of rows and columns in your analysis into the designated text fields, then click the 'Setup' button.T
- Entering Data Directly into the Text Fields:T
After clicking the cursor into the scrollable text area for A1B1 (row1/column1), enter the values for that sample in sequence, pressing the carriage return key after each entry except the last. (On a Macintosh platform, the carriage return key is labeled 'Return'; on a Windows platform it is labeled 'Enter.') Perform the same procedure for the other samples in your analysis.T
- Importing Data via Copy & Paste:T
Within the spreadsheet application or other source of your data, select and copy the column of data for A1B1. Then return to your web browser, click the cursor into the text area for A1B1 and perform the 'Paste' operation from the 'Edit' menu. Perform the same procedure for the other samples in your analysis.T
- Data Check:T
For each sample, make sure that the final entry is not followed by a carriage return. (A carriage return after the final entry in a sample will be interpreted as an extra data entry whose value is zero. Importing data via the copy and paste procedure will almost always produce an extra carriage return at the end of a column.) After all values for a sample have been entered, click the cursor immediately to the right of the final entry in the list, then press the down-arrow key. If an extra line is present, the cursor will move downward. Extra lines can be removed by pressing the down arrow key until the cursor no longer moves, and then pressing the 'Backspace' key (on a Mac platform, 'delete') until the cursor stands immediately to the right of the final entry.T
For a two-way repeated-measures ANOVA, it is esential that the values within each cell be entered in the correct sequence and that the active cells all contain the same number of entries. The programming for the page assumes that each active cell contains the same number of entries as cell A1B1.T
- When all sample values have been entered, click the button labeled 'Calculate.'