Two similar groups read short passages and had their accuracy scores and times recorded.
Prior to reading the passages each group (A and B) underwent a treatment. Since the N size was low, I decided not to use a control vs. experimental design... instead, I tried to do a within groups study. So, for the study described here, one group read passages 1 to 20 in (ascending order) and the other group read passages 20 to 1 (in descending order). To try to keep the experiment clean, I reversed the treatment for each group alternating treatments as they cycled thru the readings. For example, when Group A did Reading 1 they had treatment X, but when Group B did Reading 1 they had treatment Y. When Group A did reading 2 they had treatment Y, and when Group B did reading 2 they had treatment X. As noted, rather than having each group start at 1 and go to 20, I reversed the order to avoid any potential "practice effect" occurring.
What I am hoping to find out by analyzing this data is whether or not the treatments had any effect on the speed and accuracy of the participants.
My knowledge of statistics is extremely limited, so much so that I don't really know how to ask the question coherently. I am hoping someone can point me in the right directions with some helpful words, phrases, or directions so that I may read up and teach myself what to do to analyze my data sets. Basically I would like to know how to analyze the data I have gathered. I am pretty sure this is not suitable for t-tests... so what does that leave me? I'm assuming it's something a little more robust like spss or R?