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A Step-by-Step Approach to Using SAS® for Univariate & Multivariate Statistics, Second Edition by Edward J. Stepanksi Ph.d., Larry Hatcher, Norm O'Rourke

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Example with Significant Differences between Experimental Conditions

To illustrate MANOVA, assume that you replicate the study that examined the effect of rewards on commitment in romantic relationships. This time, however, the study is modified so that you can obtain scores on three different dependent variables rather than just one.

It was hypothesized that the rewards people experience in romantic relationships have a causal effect on their commitment to those relationships. In Chapter 9, this hypothesis was tested by conducting a type of analogue experiment. All 18 participants in the experiment were asked to engage in similar tasks: to read the descriptions of 10 potential romantic “partners;” for each partner, imagine what it would be ...

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