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This Chapter begins with a summary of the tests used to screen the data on each of the dependent variables to determine which statistical analyses were appropriate. The screening procedures consisted of confirming the normality of score distributions, testing for outliers, and confirming the homogeneity of the variance on each of the variables. It was found that the five variables connected with the model of NP complexity were suitable for a full factorial analysis using a MANOVA model. Comparative structures had to be collapsed across one factor to normalize the distribution and variance and then analyzed using a two-way factorial ANOVA model. Relative clause use was analyzed using non-parametric tests of the effects of each factor separately and subsequently corrected for the number of comparisons. In other words, the research hypotheses (Sect.  7.1) had to be tested in three parts as they related to each set of dependent measures.


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  • Craig Lambert
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  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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