If the observations (rows in our dataset) are not independent then they are dependent and a more complex analysis is needed. A clear situation with dependent observations occurs when we have more than one row for a given individual such as if we gather the same measurements at many different times for individuals in our study or if individuals are matched or paired in some way.
Published: Jun 12th, 2013
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