Questions tagged [change-scores]

A single variable calculated from a variable measured at two different times (post - pre). Also called "gain-" or "difference-scores". Can also be used for other analysis of pre- and post- data.

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Statistical testing between two time periods to determine a change

I am trying to determine what model to use when testing how an index sector performance changes as we go from environment 1 to environment 2. The environment is based on changes in inflation and is in ...
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Test of normality with normalized change scores

We've done an experiment on the effectiveness of a learning intervention. We have two groups -- a control and experimental/test group where we had the participants do a pretest and posttest. From the ...
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How to analyze treatment efficacy for small dataset

I have baseline and post-treatment questionnaire data on behavioural treatment and control groups. Each group has less than 10 participants. I have missing data both on baseline and posttreatment ...
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Binary data of MCQ for paired T test

I am designing an experiment where I need to measure developer awareness after the introduction of a tool. basically taking 4 questions in pre and post-survey to measure increased awareness using the ...
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Compare gain scores of two groups of unequal size and not normal distribution

I am trying to determine the effectiveness of a learning intervention that we developed. We had two groups, a control and experimental group, where we applied the intervention to the experimental ...
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Difference Score as Outcome Variable [duplicate]

I am trying to evaluate the effect of a certain policy on the achievement gains of students between two points in time. However, not all the students are exposed to this policy. I am supposed to use ...
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How to test if performance in Yr1 effects performance in Yr2?

I'm basically trying to compare whether students that perform better (eg; higher test scores) in yr 1 perform better in yr 2 (eg; still achieving the highest test scores). Students did 20 tests each ...
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Why reliable change index instead of using standard deviation of the difference scores?

Let's say I want to see if my patient's medication affects their score on a scale of attention. I test them twice: once on meds, and once off meds. I then want to see if their change in score is ...
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Outlier detection based only on log probability

I have a problem where I have fit a normalizing flow to data which allows me to calculate the log-likelihood of data points. How should I go about defining an outlier in this situation? Or at least a ...
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POMP score in a bidirectional scale

I am working with some data that vary along an arbitrary scale of -1 to 1. More specifically, this scale refers to a difference between two scores (with 0 meaning no difference, 1 being the maximum ...
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About relative and absolute change

I am trying to assess the relationship of change in the level of a marker with the development of a disease. If I assess absolute change, there is a significant association. But if I assess relative ...
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Pretest posttest design with varying time between tests

I have a pre-test post-test design where several subjects were administered a drug. For each subject, I have $p_0$, a physiological measurement taken directly prior to the drug being taken, and $p_t$, ...
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Appropriate regression model for a learning experiment on alpine skiing

We are running a learning experiment with a between-subjects design on alpine skiing: one group training according to an interleaved schedule whereas the other group train according to a blocked ...
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Question on latent change scores

I went to two different talks that used latent change scores, but the two interpreted the results differently. I am not an expert in this and would like to know which one is correct. Example: Age ...
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How to compare score differences across time using unpaired data?

An anonymous school climate survey was administered to students in 10 schools in 2017. We have student-level data from that survey, which includes each student's overall satisfaction score (scale of 0 ...
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Binary outcome - what test

I am doing a study where I assess the knowledge of the same group of people before and after a teaching session. The question ask if the risk of developing cancer is higher or lower in the adult ...
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How to adress the -0.71 correlation artefact in the pre-post analysis of change from baseline in non-randomized trials?

Let me make some introduction first. It's well known, that in randomized trials, in the pre-post trials, by the formal pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines, both raw post and change scores should be ...
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Paired T-test for a population with positive and negative effects

I have before and after values where the treatment is expected to have a positive effect on a set of instances (I know what they ...
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Mean centering my data for regression

Can I mean-centre my data and then calculate the percentage change or is that redundant? For instance, I want to perform a regression on my data. I have my participants IQ score, which I mean-centered ...
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How to compare treatment slopes in pre-post with 2 treatments?

I have a pre-post experiment. At t0 both groups start from a comparable values of some parameter. There are two treatments. Treatment A doesn't show improvement over time. Treatment B - does. In the ...
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What is the best analytic approach for two arm randomized pre-post trial?

Study design is a classic pre-post design: two trt arms (treatment, control). Subjects are randomly assigned into two arms. outcome is continuous and measured at baseline and a follow-up time point (...
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Analysing change scores via linear mixed effects model with baseline adjustment?

I am still trying to find a model for a large dataset, approximately 1-5 measurements per patient (over time), one is the baseline value at t=0. The researcher is interested in the change over time ...
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Combined equivalence and difference testing

I have some data with two conditions, and a pre- and post-measure for each condition. I would like to know 2 things: That there was a significant increase from pre to post in both conditions, That ...
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Why we cannot take baseline as predictor for change in this case

It is generally recommended that baseline should not be kept as predictor if change is outcome variable. Explanations for this have taken both baseline and final values as random (e.g. see here). ...
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Keeping baseline as predictor with change score as outcome in this peculiar scenario

It is generally recommended that baseline should not be kept as predictor if change score ...
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Is there a mathematical proof for change being correlated with baseline value

It is shown in answer here and at other places that difference of 2 random variables will be correlated with baseline. Hence baseline should not be a predictor for change in regression equations. It ...
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Which type of analysis of the change from baseline is better: GLS + Dunnett on post values or GLS + ANOVA on changes?

Dears, I'm preparing for a project in ecology. We will analyse change from baseline as a reaction to some chemical substance. Let's assume the data will be collected like this: ...
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Change Score or Regressor Variable Method - Should I regress $Y_1$ over $X$ and $Y_0$ or $(Y_1-Y_0)$ over $X$

I have data about investment preferences 1 year before the Covid and during the Covid lockdown. Some changes appear using simple T-Test. I want to be able to assess if these changes are particularly ...
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Gain scores as an outcome in HLM?

I'm analyzing data from a single-group, pre-post design, trying to see if student beliefs change after an intervention. Students are nested in classrooms, and there is a significant amount of ...
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Creating Z-Scores for Meta-Analysis

I will be conducting a meta-analysis that compares post-treatment changes in depression between the control and intervention groups. I have the Mean, SD, and N for depression at both time-points. ...
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Why do regression models predicting a change score vs. predicting T2 controlling for T1 yield slightly different results?

I am running multiple regression models testing whether a change from T1 to T2 in my IV predicts a change in my DV (also from T1 to T2). I am running these analyses in R using the glm function. I ran ...
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How to moderate a change score?

I am using STATA to perform linear regression. Here is the analysis I would like to perform: I have weight measured at Time 1 and Time 2 (continuous variable). I have fatigue measured at Time 1 and ...
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Comparing the before and after scores between two groups

In this experiment I'm trying to make, one group of people watches a lecture series and one does not. Before the lecture series, both groups' levels of optimism, knowledge, and anxiety are assessed. ...
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Latent Change Score modeling in Lavaan; Strict vs Scalar Measurement Invariance models

I am new to SEM and currently struggling setting up Latent Change Score models for testing for Measurement Invariance (MI). I have a model with two latent factors (T1 en T2) with each 2 indicators (...
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Controlling for baseline in difference scores

I have a dataset of participants receiving various frequency of intervention. We want to see if those who received more intervention had greater improvement between pre-intervention and post-...
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How to analyse pre-post ordinal data?

I collected pre-post data from a randomized controlled experiment. The intervention for the experiment group is an educational game and the pre-test and post-test contains 10 multiple-choice ...
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Can controlling for baseline in a regression with change scores be appropriate? (within-subjects design)

I ran a regression model with a change score (post minus pre manipulation) predicting my dependent variable. Initially, I thought it might be also interesting to control for the baseline score (pre ...
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Is there any formal guideline that would indicate the necessity for adjustment for baseline when analysing change from baseline?

As in the topic. I saw many critical discussions along with mathematical explanation on why the baseline shouldn't (or mustn't) be employed as a covariate, when analysing the change from baseline. ...
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Mean difference with paired pre- post- data, don't care about direction of change

I think I've confused myself into a corner. I have a pre- and post- measure, and the change is sometimes +ve and sometimes -ve. I want to see if there's a difference, regardless of sign change. What ...
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Is it valid to use a difference score between sequential timepoints as an independent variable in a longitudinal regression analysis?

Is it valid to use change scores, i.e. like change in body weight taken between consecutive time points in longitudinal analysis where I'm using nlme/gee? For example, bodyweight at hour 3 minus ...
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Descriptive statistics for 2 variables grouped by gender with spss

I have 3 variables one categorical gender and the others are the IQBefore and IQAfter which ...
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ANOVA/ANCOVA - how to analyse

In a basic research design where you want to test how some intervention (let's say our IV is 'drinking' with the categories water; sprite; and rum) affects some continuous measurement (let's say ...
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Relative change of two vectors from a pretreatment value

I have to vectors $\mathbf{y1_{post}}$ and $\mathbf{y2_{post}}$ (post because they were measured after a treatment). ...
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Two Factor ANOVA with different sample sizes but similar variances

I gave an educational intervention to Spanish speaking and English speaking students. I gave a pre and post test to these students. Due to certain issues I was not able to identify students with their ...
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Given a dataset of students' exam scores across 5 years, how can I determine what consists of a significant change in score? [closed]

Suppose I have the data below, of student's scores changes between 2013-2016 in : ...
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What practical use cases are there for the static group comparison design?

As far as I understand, the only difference between "the static group comparison design" and "the posttest-only control group design" is that the latter has randomized controlled trial (RCT), in other ...
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Is GEE a good replacement for ANCOVA to analyze change from baseline on 8-points Likert item?

I was asked to analyze adjusted change from baseline. The variable of interest is a customer answer reported on 8-point Likert scale, but constructed from numbers 0 - 8, rather than labels ("weak", "...
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Machine Learning alternative for hashing [closed]

Is there a Machine Learning technique that can used to detect the slightest change in data? I know this can be done using a hash but I was just wondering if there is any machine learning technique out ...
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Two formulas giving slightly different output

I am struggling to find a proper explanation why the two methods that I use for finding the difference in EXCEL are giving me two slightly different numbers. The idea behind the task is that we have ...
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Best way to compare changes in proportions

I am reviewing a manuscript so I cannot be specific but the authors had a treatment that was supposed to improve access to care. They had a treated group and a control group. Access to care was ...