What test should I use??

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cecilevdven
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What test should I use??

Postby cecilevdven » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:33 am

Hello! I'm trying to find out what the effect of cognitive therapy is on panic attacks. The participants filled in how many panic attacks they have got during the 12 weeks. I have data of pre-test and week 1, week 2 ..... week 11. If I want to know if the therapy has an effect on how many panic attacks they get, what kind of SPSS test should I use? I have to report the test results and interpret the direction of the significant effects!

Thank you!
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Re: What test should I use??

Postby GerineL » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:29 pm

What type of variable is "cognitive therapy"?
And what type of variable will you use to identify panick attacks? Number of?
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Re: What test should I use??

Postby cecilevdven » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:45 pm

cognitive therapy is the independent variable, they either receive it or they don't, I have one group (X_1) that gets this therapy and one group (X_0) that is the waitinglist group. Yes it's number of, so they write down how many panic attacks they've had in the last week. (numbers varying from 0 to 2.4)
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Re: What test should I use??

Postby GerineL » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:31 pm

so you have 1 dichotomous variable and 1 scale variable?

That sounds like t-test for independent samples to me.

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