# Analysis of variance

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In statistics, analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a collection of statistical models, and their associated procedures, in which the observed variance is partitioned into components due to different sources of variation. In its simplest form ANOVA provides a statistical test of whether or not the means of several groups are all equal, and therefore generalizes Student's two-sample t-test to more than two groups. ANOVAs are helpful because they possess a certain advantage over a two-sample t-test. Doing multiple two-sample t-tests would result in a largely increased chance of committing a type I error. For this reason, ANOVAs are useful in comparing three or more means.

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1 Overview 2 Models

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2.1 Fixed-effects models (Model 1) 2.2 Random-effects models (Model 2)

3 Assumptions of ANOVA

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3.1 A model often presented in textbooks 3.2 Randomization-based analysis

3.2.1 Unit-treatment additivity 3.2.2 Derived linear model 3.2.3 Statistical models for observational data

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4 Logic of ANOVA

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4.1 Partitioning of the sum of squares 4.2 The F-test 4.3 ANOVA on ranks 4.4 Effect size measures 4.5 Follow up tests 4.6 Power analysis

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5 Examples 6 History 7 See also 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

[edit]Overview

There are three conceptual classes of such models:

**1. Fixed-effects models assume that the data came from normal
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populations which may differ only in their means. (Model 1)

**2. Random effects models assume that the data describe a hierarchy of
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different populations whose differences are constrained by the hierarchy. (Model 2) 3. Mixed-effect models describe situations where both fixed and random effects are present. (Model 3) In practice, there are several types of ANOVA depending on the number of treatments and the way they are applied to the subjects in the experiment:

One-way ANOVA is used to test for differences among two or more independent groups. Typically, however, the one-way ANOVA is used to test for differences among at least three groups, since the two-group case can be covered by a t-test (Gosset, 1908). When there are only two means to compare, the t-test and the F-test are equivalent; the relation between ANOVA and t is given by F = t2.

Factorial ANOVA is used when the experimenter wants to study the effects of two or more treatment variables. The most commonly used type of factorial ANOVA is the 22 (read "two by two") design, where there are two independent variables and each variable has two levels or distinct values. However, such use of ANOVA for analysis of 2k factorial designs andfractional factorial designs is "confusing and makes little sense"; instead it is suggested to refer the value of the effect divided by its standard error to a t-table.[1] Factorial ANOVA can also be multi-level such as 33, etc. or higher order such as 2×2×2,

etc. but analyses with higher numbers of factors are rarely done by hand because the calculations are lengthy. However, since the introduction of data analytic software, the utilization of higher order designs and analyses has become quite common.

Repeated measures ANOVA is used when the same subjects are used for each treatment (e.g., in a longitudinal study). Note that such within-subjects designs can be subject tocarry-over effects.

Mixed-design ANOVA. When one wishes to test two or more independent groups subjecting the subjects to repeated measures, one may perform a factorial mixed-design ANOVA, in which one factor is a between-subjects variable and the other is within-subjects variable. This is a type of mixed-effect model.

[edit]Models [edit]Fixed-effects

Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used when there is more than one dependent variable.

models (Model 1)

Main article: Fixed effects model The fixed-effects model of analysis of variance applies to situations in which the experimenter applies several treatments to the subjects of the experiment to see if the response variablevalues change. This allows the experimenter to estimate the ranges of response variable values that the treatment would generate in the population as a whole.

[edit]Random-effects

models (Model 2)

Main article: Random effects model Random effects models are used when the treatments are not fixed. This occurs when the various treatments (also known as factor levels) are sampled from a larger population. Because the treatments themselves are random variables, some assumptions and the method of contrasting the treatments differ from ANOVA model 1. Most random-effects or mixed-effects models are not concerned with making inferences concerning the particular sampled factors. For example, consider a large manufacturing plant in which many machines produce the same product. The statistician studying this plant would have very little interest in comparing the three particular machines to each other. Rather, inferences that can be made for all machines are of interest,

that is. the F-test is robust (Ferguson & Takane. However. pp. if one is interested in the realized value of the random effect best linear unbiased prediction can be used to obtain a "prediction" for the value. Equality (or "homogeneity") of variances. Model-based approaches usually assume that the variance is constant.
Normality – the distributions of the residuals are normal. where it is a necessary consequence of the randomized design and the assumption of unit treatment additivity (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne): If the responses of a randomized balanced experiment fail to have constant variance. 2005. The constant-variance property also appears in the randomization (design-based) analysis of randomized experiments. then the assumption of unit treatment additivity is necessarily violated. 261–2). The Kolmogorov–Smirnov or the Shapiro–Wilk test may be used to examine normality. And the Friedman test is the nonparametric alternative for a one way repeated measures ANOVA. which makes the following assumptions:
Independence of cases – this is an assumption of the model that simplifies the statistical analysis. that the errors are independent and
[edit]Randomization-based
analysis
See also: Random assignment and Randomization test
. When used in the analysis of variance to test the hypothesis that all treatments have exactly the same effect.[2] The Kruskal–Wallis test is a nonparametric alternative which does not rely on an assumption of normality. identically. called homoscedasticity — the variance of data in groups should be the same.
[edit]Assumptions
of ANOVA
There are several approaches to the analysis of variance.
[edit]A
model often presented in textbooks
Many textbooks present the analysis of variance in terms of a linear model.
Levene's test for homogeneity of variances is typically used to examine the plausibility of homoscedasticity. and normally distributed for fixed effects models.such as their variability and the mean. The separate assumptions of the textbook model imply that the errors are independently.

Therefore. following the experimental protocol. according to Cox and Kempthorne. The property of unit-treatment additivity is not invariant under a "change of scale". Cox. However. which are believed to follow a multiplicative model. the jth treatment have exactly the same effect tj on every experiment unit. Anscombe at Rothamsted Experimental Station and by Oscar Kempthorne at Iowa State University. following the ideas of C. for every treatment j. the assumption of unit-treatment additivity implies that the variance is constant for all treatments. This design-based analysis was discussed and developed by Francis J. that is
yi. then the statistician may specify (in the protocol for the experiment or observational study) that the responses be transformed to stabilize the variance. S. which is discussed in the books of Kempthorne and David R. This randomization is objective and declared before the experiment is carried out. If the response variable is expected to follow a parametric family of probability distributions.[5] Also.[6]
.[4]
The assumption of unit-treatment addivity implies that.
[edit]Unit-treatment additivity
In its simplest form. The objective random-assignment is used to test the significance of the null hypothesis. so statisticians often use transformations to achieve unit-treatment additivity. The assumption of unit treatment additivity usually cannot be directly falsified.[3]Kempthorne and his students make an assumption of unit treatment additivity.j = yi + tj. the assumption of unit-treatment additivity states that the observed response yi. by contraposition.In a randomized controlled experiment. many consequences of treatment-unit additivity can be falsified. For a randomized experiment. Fisher. a necessary condition for unit-treatment additivity is that the variance is constant. Peirce and Ronald A.j from experimental unit i when receiving treatment j can be written as the sum of the unit's response yi and the treatment-effect tj. a statistician may specify that logarithmic transforms be applied to the responses. the treatments are randomly assigned to experimental units.

The assumption of unit-treatment additivity was enunciated in experimental design by Kempthorne and Cox. most teachers emphasize the normal linear model approach. In practice. the randomization-based analysis results in a small but (strictly) negative correlation between the observations (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne. For example. there are differences. However. when applied to data from non-randomized experiments or observational studies. "statistical models" and observational data are useful for
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[edit]Statistical models for observational data
However. according to approximation theorems and simulation studies by Kempthorne and his students (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne). Few statisticians object to model-based analysis of balanced randomized experiments. In practice. On the contrary. Fisher and his followers. the observations are dependent! The randomization-based analysis has the disadvantage that its exposition involves tedious algebra and extensive time. Kempthorne's use of unit treatment additivity and randomization is similar to the designbased inference that is standard in finite-population survey sampling. there is no assumption of a normal distribution and certainly no assumption of independence. very similar to the textbook model discussed previously. as emphasized by Ronald A. chapter 7. Since the randomization-based analysis is complicated and is closely approximated by the approach using a normal linear model. The test statistics of this derived linear model are closely approximated by the test statistics of an appropriate normal linear model. the estimates of treatment-effects from observational studies generally are often inconsistent (Freedman). In the randomization-based analysis. Bailey chapter 1. model-based analysis lacks the warrant of randomization. For observational data. the derivation of confidence intervals must use subjective models.14). volume one.
[edit]Derived linear model
Kempthorne uses the randomization-distribution and the assumption of unit treatment additivity to produce a derived linear model.

[edit]Logic
of ANOVA
of the sum of squares
[edit]Partitioning
The fundamental technique is a partitioning of the total sum of squares (abbreviated SS) into components related to the effects used in the model. statistical significance is tested for by comparing the F test statistic
where
I = number of treatments and
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So. For example. or single-factor ANOVA.
See also Lack-of-fit sum of squares. For example.
[edit]The
F-test
Main article: F-test The F-test is used for comparisons of the components of the total deviation. we show the model for a simplified ANOVA with one type of treatment at different levels. in one-way.suggesting hypothesis that should be treated very cautiously by the public (Freedman). the number of degrees of freedom (abbreviated df) can be partitioned in a similar way and specifies the chi-square distribution which describes the associated sums of squares.

. Using the F-distribution is a natural candidate because the test statistic is the quotient of two mean sums of squares which have a chi-square distribution.g. the suggestion has arisen to replace each original data value by its rank (from 1 for the smallest to N for the largest). then run a standard ANOVA calculation on the rank-transformed data.nT − I degrees of freedom. 2008) followed with recommendations to data analysts to run their data sets through a ranking procedure (e..g. Commercial statistical software packages (e. Conover and Iman (1981) provided a review of the four main types of rank transformations. This rank-based procedure has been recommended as being robust to non-normal errors.nT = total number of cases to the Fdistribution with I − 1. resistant to outliers. SAS. PROC RANK) prior to conducting standard analyses using parametric procedures. 1987.
[edit]ANOVA
on ranks
See also: Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance When the data do not meet the assumptions of normality. and highly efficient for many
. 1985.

1989 et al. Sawilowsky. 1989. Conducting factorial ANOVA on the ranks of original scores has also been suggested (Conover & Iman.
. 1991. and subsequent asymptotic studies (e. under the null hypothesis of no interaction. and Higgins (1987). and Iman & Conover. 1974. However.e.g.g. "there exist values for the main effects such that. 2002). Monte Carlo studies by Sawilowsky (1985a. As the number of effects (i. found that the rank transformation is inappropriate for testing interaction effects in a 4x3 and a 2x2x2 factorial design. 1976). Thompson & Ammann... Iman." Thompson. Wilcoxon Rank-Sum / Mann-Whitney U). 1976. p. main. as well as the two independent samples multivariate Hotelling's T2 layouts (Nanna. 697). It may result in a known statistic (e. 1990) and Blair.distributions. For example. Monte Carlo studies have shown that the rank transformation in the two independent samples t test layout can be successfully extended to the one-way independent samples ANOVA. and indeed provide the desired robustness and increased statistical power that is sought. the expected value of the rank transform test statistic goes to infinity as the sample size increases..

A variant of rank-transformation is 'quantile normalization' in which a further transformation is applied to the ranks such that the resulting values have some defined distribution (often a normal distribution with a specified mean and variance). the random normal
. Headrick (1997) discovered the Type I error rate problem was exacerbated in the context of Analysis of Covariance. and as the magnitude of the non-null effects increase. two specific types of secondary transformations. resulting in a complete failure of the statistic with as high as a 100% probability of making a false positive decision. particularly as the correlation between the covariate and the dependent variable increased. For a review of the properties of the rank transformation in designed experiments see Sawilowsky (2000). Further analyses of quantile-normalized data may then assume that distribution to compute significance values. Blair and Higgins (1985) found that the rank transformation increasingly fails in the two dependent samples layout as the correlation between pretest and posttest scores increase. Similarly. there is an increase in Type I error.interaction) become non-null. However.

Common effect size estimates reported in bivariate (e. ANCOVA. have been shown to greatly inflate Type I errors and severely reduce statistical power (Sawilowsky. ANOVA) and multivariate (MANOVA. Effect size estimates are reported to allow researchers to compare findings in studies and across disciplines. η2 ( eta-squared ): Eta-squared describes the ratio of variance explained in the dependent variable by a predictor while controlling for other predictors. 2009). 1985a.
. omega.
[edit]Effect
size measures
Several standardized measures of effect are used within the context of ANOVA to describe the degree of relationship between a predictor or set of predictors and the dependent variable. and intercorrelation (Strang. however. On average it overestimates the variance explained in the population.scores and expected normal scores transformation. 1985b). partial eta-squared. As the sample size gets larger the amount of bias gets smaller. It is. Multiple Discriminant Analysis) statistical analysis includes eta-squared.g. Eta-squared is a biased estimator of the variance explained by the model in the population (it only estimates effect size in the sample).

an easily calculated estimator of the proportion of the variance in a population explained by the treatment. Note that earlier versions of statistical software (such as SPSS) incorrectly reports Partial eta squared under the misleading title "Eta squared".

Partial η2 (Partial etasquared): Partial eta-squared describes the "proportion of total variation attributable to the factor, partialling out (excluding) other factors from the total nonerror variation" (Pierce, Block & Aguinis, 2004, p. 918). Partial eta squared is normally higher than eta squared (except in simple onefactor models).

Several variations of benchmarks exist. The generally accepted regression benchmark for effect size comes from (Cohen, 1992; 1988): 0.20 is a minimal solution (but significant in social science research); 0.50

is a medium effect; anything equal to or greater than 0.80 is a large effect size (Keppel & Wickens, 2004; Cohen, 1992). Because this common interpretation of effect size has been repeated from Cohen (1988) over the years with no change or comment to validity for contemporary experimental research, it is questionable outside of psychological/behavioura l studies, and more so questionable even then without a full understanding of the limitations ascribed by Cohen. Note: The use of specific partial etasquare values for large medium or small as a "rule of thumb" should be avoided. Nevertheless, alternative rules of thumb have emerged in certain disciplines: Small = 0.01; medium = 0.06; large = 0.14 (Kittler, Menard & Phillips, 2007).

Omega Squared Omega squared provides a relatively unbiased estimate of the variance explained in the population by a predictor variable. It takes random error into account more so than eta squared, which is incredibly biased to be too large. The calculations for omega squared differ depending on the experimental design. For a fixed experimental design (in which the categories are explicitly set), omega squared is calculated as follows:[7]

Cohen's ƒ This measure of effect size is frequently encountered when performing power analysis calculations. Conceptually it represents the square root of variance explained

over variance not explained. Planned tests are determined before looking at the data and post hoc tests are performed after looking at the data. Follow up tests are often distinguished in terms of whether they are planned (a priori) or post hoc. This can be done in order to assess which groups are different from which other groups or to test various other focused hypotheses. Post hoc tests such as Tukey's range test most commonly compare every group mean
.
[edit]Follow
up
tests
A statistically significant effect in ANOVA is often followed up with one or more different follow-up tests.

g. can be either simple or compound.. Simple comparisons compare one group mean with one other group mean. Comparisons.with every other group mean and typically incorporate some method of controlling for Type I errors. Comparisons can also look at tests of trend. compare average group means of group A.
. such as linear and quadratic relationships. which are most commonly planned. when the independent variable involves ordered levels. B and C with group D). Compound comparisons typically compare two sets of groups means where one set has at two or more groups (e.

effect size in the population. All
. and Group C is given a placebo. Group A is given vodka.
[edit]Example
s
In a first experiment. sample size and alpha level. Group B is given gin. Power analysis can assist in study design by determining what sample size would be required in order to have a reasonable chance of rejecting the null hypothesis.[edit]Power
analysis
Power analysis is often applied in the context of ANOVA in order to assess the probability of successfully rejecting the null hypothesis if we assume a certain ANOVA design.

The procedure is repeated using a placebo. A oneway ANOVA with repeated measures can be used to assess the effect of the vodka versus the impact of the placebo. gin. and placebo). The same group is allowed a rest period of five days and then the experiment is repeated with gin.groups are then tested with a memory task. In a second experiment. the vodka.
. A one-way ANOVA can be used to assess the effect of the various treatments (that is. In a third experiment testing the effects of expectations. Group A is given vodka and tested on a memory task.

expect vodka— receive vodka
2. expect
vodka— receive placebo 3. expect placebo— receive vodka
4. The advantage of this design is that multiple variables can be tested at the same time instead of running two different
. expect
placebo— receive placebo (the last group is used as the control group) Each group is then tested on a memory task.subjects are randomly assigned to four groups: 1.

the influence of a particular person on measurements. A factorial ANOVA (2×2) can be used to assess the effect of expecting vodka or the placebo and the actual reception of either.
[edit]History
The analysis of variance was used informally by researchers in the 1800s using least squares.experiments. In physics and psychology. according to Stephen Stigler's histories. researchers included a term for the operator-effect. In its modern form. the analysis of
. Also. the experiment can determine whether one variable affects the other variable (known as interaction effects).

Analysis of variance became widely known after being included in Fisher's 1925 book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. His first application of the analysis of variance was published in 1921[9].
[edit]See
Statistics portal
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AMOVA
. Fisher proposed a formal analysis of variance in his 1918 paper The Correlation Between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance[8]. Fisher.variance was one of the many important statistical innovatio ns of Ronald A.

ANCOVA ANORVA Design of experiments
Duncan's new multiple range test
Explained variance and u nexplained variance
Important publications in analysis of variance
Kruskal–Wallis test
Friedman test MANOVA Measurement uncertainty
Multiple comparisons
Squared deviations
t-test Tukey's test of additivity
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Statistical model that tests whether or not groups of data have the same or differing means. whereas the predictor variables are categorical. and taking corrective action. See also Statistics. Apply Now to Get A Job Offer! Naukri.topicmarks. Statistical tests indicate the contribution of the components to the observed variation.paradigm-soft. and attention is given to only the variances that require remedial actions. With this model. When data depart from these assumptions.com/products. Topicmarks reads and summarizes any text in minutes. Sponsored Links
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. the distribution of the response variable is normally distributed in each population. and the reader is referred to the bibliography for more comprehensive coverage of this material. The addition of a continuous variable to an existing ANOVA model is referred to as analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). respectively. (SEE ALSO: Epidemiology. where two population means are being compared. Multi-way analysis of variance (MANOVA) is an extension of the one-way model that allows for the inclusion of additional independent nominal variables. this suggests that the population means are different. selecting an appropriate ANOVA model is dependent on whether repeated measurements were taken on the same patient. the split-plot. Specifically. we may wish to control for group differences in the age of the patients. several of the more commonly used ANOVA models include the randomized block. One-way ANOVA evaluates the effect of a single factor on a single response variable. If the between-groups variance is much larger than the within-groups. the F ratio becomes large and the associated p-valuebecomes small. researchers may wish to adjust for group differences for a variable that is continuous in nature. If n represents the total number of sampled observations. For example. ANOVA is equivalent to the independent two-sample t-test. thereby concluding that the means of the groups are not all equal. In the simplest case.pregnancy relative to those who did not. μk An F-test is constructed by taking the ratio of the "between-groups" variation to the "within-groups" variation. there are numerous study designs whereby ANOVA procedures can be used to describe collected data. In the above example. When interpreting the results from the ANOVA procedures it is helpful to comment on the strength of the observed association. and of the variation of the group means around the overall mean. when evaluating the effectiveness of hypertensive agents administered to three groups. and factorial designs. and other disciplines. and whether the independent variables are considered as fixed or random variables. respectively. engineering. However. this ratio has an F distribution with k-1 and n-k degrees in the numerator and denominator. As indicated through its designation. a clinician may be interested in determining whether there are differences in the age distribution of patients enrolled in two different study groups. the patients must be selected randomly from each of the population groups. of interest. which tests the null hypothesis (H0) that the means of the k groups are equal: H0 = μ1 = μ2 = μ3 = …. For example. in the example cited above. Specifically. Subtle differences in these study designs require different analytic strategies. and the variance of the response variable is the same in each population. In some analyses. Using ANOVA to make this comparison requires that several assumptions be satisfied. as significant differences may result simply from having a very large number of samples. These measures are frequently referred to as sources of "within-groups" and "between-groups" variability. a value for the response variable is recorded for each sampled patient. Under the null hypothesis. age would represent the response variable. whether the same number of samples were taken in each population. For example. This is formally tested using a test of significance based on the F distribution. A description of these caveats is beyond the scope of this encyclopedia. or factor. If the variability within the k different populations is small relative to the variability between the group means. while the treatment group represents the independent variable. the "within-groups" and "between-groups" variance both estimate the same underlying population variance and the F ratio is close to one. the sampled observations can be described in terms of the variation of the individual values around their group means. This leads to rejection of the null hypothesis. agriculture.

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A statistical technique to analyse the total variation of a set of observations as measured by thevariance of the observations multiplied by their number. New York: Wiley. and therefore generalizes Student's two-sample t-test to more than two groups. W. and Muller. Statistical Methods. Experimental Design.Cochran. D. 8th edition.2 Random-effects models (Model 2)
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2. Kleinbaum. R. Doing multiple two-sample t-tests would result in a largely increased chance of committing a type I error. Planning of Experiments. 2nd edition. G.. in which the observed variance is partitioned into components due to different sources of variation. (1987). L. W. (1989). For this reason. and their associated procedures. E. G. ANOVAs are helpful because they possess a certain advantage over a two-sample t-test. Ames. 2nd edition. D. L. and Cochran. — PAUL J.. W. Snedecor. G. G. Kupper. IA: Iowa State University Press. K. analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a collection of statistical models. and Cox.

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There are three conceptual classes of such models:
1. there are several types of ANOVA depending on the number of treatments and the way they are applied to the subjects in the experiment:
. Fixed-effects models assume that the data came from normal populations which may differ
only in their means.1 Partitioning of the sum of squares 4. Random effects models assume that the data describe a hierarchy of different populations
whose differences are constrained by the hierarchy.4 Effect size measures 4. (Model 2) 3.2 The F-test 4.2 Randomization-based analysis
3.2.2 Derived linear model 3.1 Unit-treatment additivity 3.

since the two-group case can be covered by a t-test (Gosset.[1] Factorial ANOVA can also be multi-level such as 33. the one-way ANOVA is used to test for differences among at least three groups. This is a type of mixed-effect model. However.g. instead it is suggested to refer the value of the effect divided by its standard error to a t-table. Note that such within-subjects designs can be subject to carry-over effects. However. 1908). such use of ANOVA for analysis of 2k factorial designs and fractional factorial designs is "confusing and makes little sense".
One-way ANOVA is used to test for differences among two or more independent groups.
Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used when there is more than one dependent variable. the utilization of higher order designs and analyses has become quite common. The most commonly used type of factorial ANOVA is the 22 (read "two by two") design. When there are only two means to compare. in which one factor is a between-subjects variable and the other is within-subjects variable. however. etc. one may perform a factorial mixed-design ANOVA.
Repeated measures ANOVA is used when the same subjects are used for each treatment (e.
Random-effects models (Model 2)
Main article: Random effects model
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Models Fixed-effects models (Model 1)
Main article: Fixed effects model The fixed-effects model of analysis of variance applies to situations in which the experimenter applies several treatments to the subjects of the experiment to see if the response variablevalues change. the t-test and the F-test are equivalent. the relation between ANOVA and t is given by F = t2. or higher order such as 2×2×2.
Factorial ANOVA is used when the experimenter wants to study the effects of two or more treatment variables. This allows the experimenter to estimate the ranges of response variable values that the treatment would generate in the population as a whole. etc. since the introduction of data analytic software. but analyses with higher numbers of factors are rarely done by hand because the calculations are lengthy. When one wishes to test two or more independent groups subjecting the subjects to repeated measures. Typically. where there are two independent variables and each variable has two levels or distinct values..
Mixed-design ANOVA. in a longitudinal study).

And theFriedman test is the nonparametric alternative for a one way repeated measures ANOVA. The statistician studying this plant would have very little interest in comparing the three particular machines to each other. Normality – the distributions of the residuals are normal. pp. The constant-variance property also appears in the randomization (design-based) analysis of randomized experiments. Model-based approaches usually assume that the variance is constant. the F-test is robust (Ferguson & Takane. inferences that can be made for all machines are of interest. 2005. where it is a necessary consequence of the randomized design and the assumption of unit treatment additivity (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne): If the responses of a randomized balanced experiment fail to have constant variance. 261–2). Most random-effects or mixed-effects models are not concerned with making inferences concerning the particular sampled factors. The Kolmogorov–Smirnov or the Shapiro–Wilk test may be used to examine normality.
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Many textbooks present the analysis of variance in terms of a linear model.
Assumptions of ANOVA
There are several approaches to the analysis of variance.
Levene's test for homogeneity of variances is typically used to examine the plausibility ofhomoscedasticity. For example. consider a large manufacturing plant in which many machines produce the same product. called homoscedasticity — the variance of data in groups should be the same.Random effects models are used when the treatments are not fixed. Equality (or "homogeneity") of variances. which makes the following assumptions:
Independence of cases – this is an assumption of the model that simplifies the statistical analysis. if one is interested in the realized value of the random effect best linear unbiased prediction can be used to obtain a "prediction" for the value. some assumptions and the method of contrasting the treatments differ from ANOVA model 1. However. When used in the analysis of variance to test the hypothesis that all treatments have exactly the same effect. This occurs when the various treatments (also known as factor levels) are sampled from a larger population. Rather. Because the treatments themselves are random variables.[2] The Kruskal–Wallis test is a nonparametric alternative which does not rely on an assumption of normality. such as their variability and the mean. then the assumption of unit treatment additivity is necessarily violated.

[4] The assumption of unit-treatment addivity implies that. that is yi. a statistician may specify that logarithmic transforms be applied to the responses.j from experimental unit i when receiving treatment j can be written as the sum of the unit's response yi and the treatment-effect tj. S. according to Cox and Kempthorne. Anscombe at Rothamsted Experimental Station and by Oscar Kempthorne at Iowa State University. identically. following the ideas of C. Therefore.
Unit-treatment additivity
In its simplest form. This design-based analysis was discussed and developed by Francis J. If the response variable is expected to follow a parametric family of probability distributions. For a randomized experiment. so statisticians often use transformations to achieve unit-treatment additivity. and normally distributed for fixed effects models. the assumption of unit-treatment additivity states that the observed response yi. Fisher. the jth treatment have exactly the same effect tj on every experiment unit. by contraposition.The separate assumptions of the textbook model imply that the errors are independently. that the errors are independent and
Randomization-based analysis
See also: Random assignment and Randomization test In a randomized controlled experiment. then the statistician may specify (in the protocol for the experiment or observational study) that the responses be transformed to stabilize the variance. the assumption of unit-treatment additivity implies that the variance is constant for all treatments. The property of unit-treatment additivity is not invariant under a "change of scale". many consequences of treatment-unit additivity can be falsified. the treatments are randomly assigned to experimental units. The assumption of unit treatment additivity usually cannot be directly falsified.[5] Also. Peirce and Ronald A. However. for every treatment j. This randomization is objective and declared before the experiment is carried out. The objective random-assignment is used to test the significance of the null hypothesis.j = yi + tj. following the experimental protocol. Cox.[6]
. which is discussed in the books of Kempthorne and David R. a necessary condition for unit-treatment additivity is that the variance is constant. that is. which are believed to follow a multiplicative model.[3] Kempthorne and his students make an assumption of unit treatment additivity.

However. as emphasized by Ronald A. For observational data. we show the model for a simplified ANOVA with one type of treatment at different levels.
. Few statisticians object to model-based analysis of balanced randomized experiments. "statistical models" and observational data are useful for suggesting hypothesis that should be treated very cautiously by the public (Freedman). volume one. Fisher and his followers. In practice. Kempthorne's use of unit treatment additivity and randomization is similar to the designbased inference that is standard in finite-population survey sampling. the randomization-based analysis results in a small but (strictly) negative correlation between the observations (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne.
Derived linear model
Kempthorne uses the randomization-distribution and the assumption of unit treatment additivityto produce a derived linear model. Bailey chapter 1. the derivation of confidence intervals must use subjective models. the observations are dependent! The randomization-based analysis has the disadvantage that its exposition involves tedious algebra and extensive time. In practice.14). In the randomization-based analysis. For example. there is no assumption of a normaldistribution and certainly no assumption of independence. For example. there are differences.
Statistical models for observational data
However. On the contrary. Since the randomization-based analysis is complicated and is closely approximated by the approach using a normal linear model. chapter 7. The test statistics of this derived linear model are closely approximated by the test statistics of an appropriate normal linear model. modelbased analysis lacks the warrant of randomization. according to approximation theorems and simulation studies by Kempthorne and his students (Hinkelmann and Kempthorne). the estimates of treatment-effects from observational studies generally are often inconsistent (Freedman). very similar to the textbook model discussed previously. when applied to data from non-randomized experiments or observational studies.The assumption of unit-treatment additivity was enunciated in experimental design by Kempthorne and Cox. most teachers emphasize the normal linear model approach.
Logic of ANOVA Partitioning of the sum of squares
The fundamental technique is a partitioning of the total sum of squares (abbreviated SS) into components related to the effects used in the model.

Conover and Iman (1981) provided a review of the four main types of rank transformations. Using the F-distribution is a natural candidate because the test statistic is the quotient of two mean sums of squares which have achisquare distribution. then run a standard ANOVA calculation on the rank-transformed data. PROC RANK) prior to conducting standard analyses using parametric procedures. 1985. in one-way. or single-factor ANOVA.
The F-test
Main article: F-test The F-test is used for comparisons of the components of the total deviation.
See also Lack-of-fit sum of squares. the number of degrees of freedom (abbreviated df) can be partitioned in a similar way and specifies the chi-square distribution which describes the associated sums of squares.nT − I degrees of freedom. 1987.So. 2008) followed with recommendations to data analysts to run their data sets through a ranking procedure (e.. statistical significance is tested for by comparing the F test statistic
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ANOVA on ranks
See also: Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance When the data do not meet the assumptions of normality. SAS. Commercial statistical software packages (e. For example. the suggestion has arisen to replace each original data value by its rank (from 1 for the smallest to N for the largest).g.

and Higgins (1987). under the null hypothesis of no interaction. 1985a. 1985b). 697). ANOVA) and multivariate (MANOVA. However. have been shown to greatly inflate Type I errors and severely reduce statistical power (Sawilowsky. and indeed provide the desired robustness and increased statistical power that is sought. Thompson & Ammann.. Conducting factorial ANOVA on the ranks of original scores has also been suggested (Conover & Iman. 1990) and Blair. p. 2002). However. the expected value of the rank transform test statistic goes to infinity as the sample size increases. It may result in a known statistic (e. and Iman & Conover. For a review of the properties of the rank transformation in designed experiments see Sawilowsky (2000).g. main. there is an increase in Type I error.
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Effect size measures
Several standardized measures of effect are used within the context of ANOVA to describe the degree of relationship between a predictor or set of predictors and the dependent variable. the random normal scores and expected normal scores transformation. As the number of effects (i. as well as the two independent samples multivariate Hotelling's T2 layouts (Nanna. and subsequent asymptotic studies (e. Blair and Higgins (1985) found that the rank transformation increasingly fails in the two dependent samples layout as the correlation between pretest and posttest scores increase. Wilcoxon Rank-Sum / Mann-Whitney U).g. A variant of rank-transformation is 'quantile normalization' in which a further transformation is applied to the ranks such that the resulting values have some defined distribution (often a normal distribution with a specified mean and variance). Iman. resulting in a complete failure of the statistic with as high as a 100% probability of making a false positive decision. 1976. 1976)..e. and highly efficient for many distributions. Headrick (1997) discovered the Type I error rate problem was exacerbated in the context of Analysis of Covariance. resistant to outliers. For example.This rank-based procedure has been recommended as being robust to non-normal errors. particularly as the correlation between the covariate and the dependent variable increased..g. Sawilowsky. Monte Carlo studies have shown that the rank transformation in the two independent samples t test layout can be successfully extended to the one-way independent samples ANOVA. Further analyses of quantile-normalized data may then assume that distribution to compute significance values. "there exist values for the main effects such that. interaction) become non-null. 1991. Effect size estimates are reported to allow researchers to compare findings in studies and across disciplines. Monte Carlo studies by Sawilowsky (1985a. found that the rank transformation is inappropriate for testing interaction effects in a 4x3 and a 2x2x2 factorial design. 1989 et al." Thompson. 1989. Similarly. and as the magnitude of the non-null effects increase. two specific types of secondary transformations. 1974.

06. η2 ( eta-squared ): Eta-squared describes the ratio of variance explained in the dependent variable by a predictor while controlling for other predictors.50 is a medium effect. it is questionable outside of psychological/behavioural studies. Because this common interpretation of effect size has been repeated from Cohen (1988) over the years with no change or comment to validity for contemporary experimental research. Multiple Discriminant Analysis) statistical analysis includes eta-squared. 1992. 2004. and more so questionable even then without a full understanding of the limitations ascribed by Cohen.14 (Kittler. It is. Partial eta squared is normally higher than eta squared (except in simple one-factor models). omega squared is calculated as follows:[7]
. an easily calculated estimator of the proportion of the variance in a population explained by the treatment. 0. On average it overestimates the variance explained in the population. however. The generally accepted regression benchmark for effect size comes from (Cohen. 918). 2009). alternative rules of thumb have emerged in certain disciplines: Small = 0. 2004. 2007).
Several variations of benchmarks exist. omega. Menard & Phillips. medium = 0. Note: The use of specific partial etasquare values for large medium or small as a "rule of thumb" should be avoided. which is incredibly biased to be too large. The calculations for omega squared differ depending on the experimental design. 1992). For a fixed experimental design (in which the categories are explicitly set). As the sample size gets larger the amount of bias gets smaller. 1988): 0. partialling out (excluding) other factors from the total nonerror variation" (Pierce. Note that earlier versions of statistical software (such as SPSS) incorrectly reports Partial eta squared under the misleading title "Eta squared". Block & Aguinis. partial eta-squared. large = 0.01. Nevertheless.20 is a minimal solution (but significant in social science research).80 is a large effect size (Keppel & Wickens. It takes random error into account more so than eta squared. Omega Squared Omega squared provides a relatively unbiased estimate of the variance explained in the population by a predictor variable. anything equal to or greater than 0. p. Cohen.ANCOVA. and intercorrelation (Strang. Eta-squared is a biased estimator of the variance explained by the model in the population (it only estimates effect size in the sample).
Partial η2 (Partial eta-squared): Partial eta-squared describes the "proportion of total variation attributable to the factor.

Compound comparisons typically compare two sets of groups means where one set has at two or more groups (e. gin. Post hoc tests such asTukey's range test most commonly compare every group mean with every other group mean and typically incorporate some method of controlling for Type I errors. In a third experiment testing the effects of expectations. compare average group means of group A. Power analysis can assist in study design by determining what sample size would be required in order to have a reasonable chance of rejecting the null hypothesis. when the independent variable involves ordered levels. and Group C is given aplacebo.
Follow up tests
A statistically significant effect in ANOVA is often followed up with one or more different follow-up tests. Comparisons can also look at tests of trend. Follow up tests are often distinguished in terms of whether they are planned (a priori) or post hoc. Group A is given vodka.. Comparisons.
Examples
In a first experiment. All groups are then tested with a memory task. The procedure is repeated using a placebo. sample size and alpha level. the vodka. which are most commonly planned. A one-way ANOVA with repeated measures can be used to assess the effect of the vodka versus the impact of the placebo.g. Planned tests are determined before looking at the data and post hoc tests are performed after looking at the data. This can be done in order to assess which groups are different from which other groups or to test various other focused hypotheses. and placebo).
Power analysis
Power analysis is often applied in the context of ANOVA in order to assess the probability of successfully rejecting the null hypothesis if we assume a certain ANOVA design. In a second experiment. The same group is allowed a rest period of five days and then the experiment is repeated with gin. Group B is given gin. Group A is given vodka and tested on a memory task. subjects are randomly assigned to four groups:
. Conceptually it represents the square root of variance explained over variance not explained. such as linear and quadratic relationships.Cohen's ƒ This measure of effect size is frequently encountered when performing power analysis calculations. Simple comparisons compare one group mean with one other group mean. effect size in the population. B and C with group D). A one-way ANOVA can be used to assess the effect of the various treatments (that is. can be either simple or compound.

In its modern form. the analysis of variance was one of the many important statistical innovationsof Ronald A. His first application of the analysis of variance was published in 1921[9].
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expect vodka—receive vodka expect vodka—receive placebo expect placebo—receive vodka
4. according to Stephen Stigler's histories. expect placebo—receive placebo (the last group is used as the control group)
Each group is then tested on a memory task. A factorial ANOVA (2×2) can be used to assess the effect of expecting vodka or the placebo and the actual reception of either. The advantage of this design is that multiple variables can be tested at the same time instead of running two different experiments. In physics and psychology. 3. Also.
History
The analysis of variance was used informally by researchers in the 1800s using least squares. Analysis of variance became widely known after being included in Fisher's 1925 book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. 2.1. researchers included a term for the operator-effect. Fisher proposed a formal analysis of variance in his 1918 paper The Correlation Between Relatives on the Supposition of Mendelian Inheritance[8]. the experiment can determine whether one variable affects the other variable (known as interaction effects). Fisher. the influence of a particular person on measurements.

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actual data that owners and managers need to do that critical variance analysis. shows the Profit and Loss Variance table for the hypothetical company used as an example in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. The negative variance means spending more than the budget. show that more was spent than was planned for those items. The negative variance for advertising in February and March. The most sophisticated systems separate unit and price factors on materials.
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In this example. actual. and fixed and variable overhead variances.000 positive variance in advertising in January means $5. Some cost-accounting systems separate variances into many types and categories. and the negative variance for literature in March.are too often proposed. below. Though difficult. and forgotten.000 positive variance for literature in February means $7. both positive and negative. the $5. cost-per-hour on direct labor.000 less than planned was spent. In theory. Good management looks at what that difference means to the business. Sometimes a single result can be broken down into many different variances. this kind of analysis can be invaluable in a complex business. Variance analysis looks after-the-fact at what caused a difference between plan vs.000 less than planned was spent.
. the positive variances are good news because they mean spending less than budgeted. Variance analysis ranges from simple and straightforward to sophisticated and complex. Look for specifics This presentation of variances shows how important good analysis is. Variance analysis for sample company Illustration 1. hours worked. and the $7. discussed. accepted. Business Plan Pro Premier Edition provides the plan vs.

There can be very significant differences between higher or lower sales because of different unit volumes. a management failure. at least it appears that the costs on completion were $6.
.401.000 variance for the new literature expenses in February. some of these important questions might go unasked. the positive variance of $5. Is this good news or bad news? It may be evidence of a missed deadline for literature that wasn’t actually completed until March. Without this data. Illustration 2 shows the Sales Forecast table (including costs) in variance mode. More on variance Variance analysis on sales can be very complex. or because of different average prices. Systems sales are way below expectations for this same period–could the advertising missed in January be a possible cause? Among the larger single variances for an expense item in a month shown on the illustration was the positive $7. for the example company.000 in advertising means that money wasn’t spent. a bit less than the $7. or an unrealistic budget? A variance table can provide management with significant information. Every variance should stimulate questions.000 planned. but it also means that advertising wasn’t placed.Illustration 1: Profit and Loss Variance
Evaluating these variances takes thought. For example. Why did one project cost more or less? Were objectives met? Is a positive variance a cost saving or a failure to implement? Is a negative variance a change in plans. Positive variances aren’t always good news. If so.

Illustration 2: Sales Forecast Variance
The units variance shows that the sales of systems were disappointing. of course there could. or a new trend? This clearly depends on the specifics of your business. in which lower units yielded higher sales (indicating much higher prices than planned). Is this an indication of a new profit opportunity. and the lower-than-planned sales? Yes. You have to track follow up on budgets. going under budget is a positive variance. Management probably wants to know the results per unit. but as a result the planned sales never came. Although variance analysis can be very complex. The positive expense variance is not good for the company. Variance analysis is vital to good management. The mailing cost was much less than planned. variance might be caused simply by lower unit volume. But the real test of management should be whether or not the result was good for business. and the actual price.
. In the expenses outlined in Illustration 1. Could there be a correlation between the saved expenses in mailing. the comparison between units variance and sales variance yields no surprises. The lower-than-expected unit sales also had lower-than-expected sales values. or the budgets are useless. mainly through variance analysis. It is often hard to tell what caused differences in costs. Compare that to service. In general. If spending schedules aren’t met. we see that advertising and mailing costs were below plan. In systems. the main guide is common sense. and the detailed feedback on the marketing programs. and over budget is a negative variance.

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