I currently have a setup, for which I want do do an ANOVA in spss. In my model I need to include four factors (I'll call them
factor4) each with two possible states (
false). However not all combinations are possible. To be more precise,
factor4 can only be true if one of
factor2 or both are true.
Hence in total I only have 14 possible combinations instead of the total 16 which would result from a full combination of all four factors. Is it possible to us a repeated measures ANOVA with such data, or do I have to use something else, since
factor4 cannot be varied independently?
I tried to construct a repeated-measures ANOVA for this in the SPSS GUI, but I cannot click on OK, unless I give all 16 combinations, which is impossible given the setup I have. Is this somehow possible to program in SPSS, maybe by entering the syntax directly?
Or maybe is there a way I can add the missing data, for example by adding the means of some other variable for the missing combinations, without changing the final outcome of the model?
I just also tried to add the missing combinations with empty variables and then run the model on this completed set of variables. However this also does not work, since in that case SPSS just complains, that there are no valid cases in the data (since all are missing those two combinations).