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Time-Series Analysis

  1. Bradley E. Huitema

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0997

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Huitema, B. E. 2010. Time-Series Analysis. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Western Michigan University

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The statistical analysis of data that have been collected on a single unit (e.g., a person, a family, or an organization) at equally spaced time intervals (or in a continuous form) is a time-series analysis. Time-series methods are employed to describe the relationship between variables (e.g., biochemical measures in person A and the behavior of person A), to predict future behavior, to describe the statistical nature of a process, and to estimate intervention effects. Hence the applications for time-series analysis have much in common with the applications for conventional data analytic methods.

Keywords:

  • experimental design;
  • research methodology;
  • scientific method;
  • statistics in psychology;
  • empirical research methods;
  • measurement