Part A: Suppose I have 2 groups (pre-treatment, post-treatment) and for each subject I record 3 variables. So my rows look like:
pre post var1 var2 var3 | var1 var2 var3
I'd like to examine whether the treatment affects var1, var2 and var3. Can I simply do 3 paired t-tests ? Like: paired-t-test(var1-pre, var1-post), paired-t-test(var2-pre, var2-post), etc. Or is there some more appropriate test ?
Part B: Suppose that I also have a categorical variable like:
pre post cat var1 var2 var3 | cat var1 var2 var3
(ofcourse since the subject is the same in each row 'cat' has the same value in two columns). What would be the most appropriate test in this case ?
Relevant question: Multiple paired samples t-tests?