## Change degrees of freedom in error term

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Psycho7
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### Change degrees of freedom in error term

I had to estimate several values in my dataset. I read somewhere that you need to adjust the degrees of freedom from the error term in that case. Is there a way to calculate the new F, p and eta-partial with SPSS?
(I analyse my data with a mixed design ANOVA)
GerineL
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### Re: Change degrees of freedom in error term

more info needed.
Are you talking about corrections for multiple testing?
Psycho7
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### Re: Change degrees of freedom in error term

No. I replaced outliers by the next highest value. So these are 'estimations'. I have to perform a mixed design anova (1 between and 1 within subject factor). Because of the estimations, I need to correct the degrees of freedom for the error term (i.e. df2 in this formulation: F(df1, df2)). However, if you correct degrees of freedom, your F-value, p-value and eta squared partial change. Calculating these values by hand is complex.
So I was wondering whether there is an easy way to correct these degrees of freedom for the error term in SPSS so that these values are calculated automatically?
GerineL
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### Re: Change degrees of freedom in error term

ah ok. Not that I know of, but I am not 100% sure
There are tons of calculators online that let you do that by the way, so you could just enter your numbers in one of those?
Psycho7
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Okay, thank you!

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