Repeated measures and multivariate ANOVA


  • Analysis of within-subject designs
  • Repeated measures and test of sphericity
  • Multivariate analysis of variance

Learning objectives

At the end of the session, students should be capable of

  • adequately modelling repeated measures
  • correctly interpreting tests of sphericity using software
  • explaining the benefits and disadvantages of repeated-measure designs
  • testing model assumptions in multivariate model


Complementary readings

  • Chapters 11–13 of Maxwell et al. (2017).
  • Chapter 5.2 of Price et al. (2017)
  • Chapter 16 to 18 of Keppel & Wickens (2004)


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Keppel, G., & Wickens, T. D. (2004). Design and analysis: A researcher’s handbook. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Maxwell, S. E., Delaney, H. D., & Kelley, K. (2017). Designing experiments and analyzing data: A model comparison perspective (3rd ed.). routledge.
Price, P. C., Jhangiani, R. S., Chiang, I.-C. A., Leighton, D. C., & Cuttler, C. (2017). Research methods in psychology (3rd ed.). PressBooks.