Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Huitema, B. E. 2010. Time-Series Analysis. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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.
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