I'm running a repeated measures ANOVA with a 3-level DV. Now what I've read is that you only look at the post-hoc test if the within-subject (overall) effect is significant. What about the within-subject contrast: what if the effect is not significant, but certain levels in the contrasts are?
Two (related) questions: 1) would you report the significant contrasts despite the not significant effect? Or is it just as with post-hoc that you would ignore the contrasts completely if the effect is already not significant. 2) can you look at the post-hoc test if certain contrasts are significant?