sequential analysis

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a statistical method that allows an experiment to be ended as soon as a result of desired precision is obtained.


characterized by a regular sequence of additions or modifications.

sequential analgesia
the use of a partial opioid agonist after a pure agonist to reverse respiratory depression but maintain analgesia. Called also agonist/antagonist analgesia.
sequential analysis
data are analyzed as they become available so that the experiment or survey can be terminated as soon as the required result is available at the desired rate of statistical significance.
sequential trials
see sequential analysis (above).
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From the findings of behavioral sequential analysis, the "visiting a peer's bookstore" (VB) did not seem to play a critical role in promoting the target behavior.
In the sequential analysis the Simon effect is analyzed as a function of the spatial S-R correspondence of the present and preceding trials.
The frequency and duration of therapist categories observed during the therapy sessions are shown in Figure 1; sequential analysis is shown in Table 1; and the percentage of each client category (per patient) is shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4.
With the aim of finding an interaction sequence for peer tutoring closer than the classic IRF, data was subjected to a sequential analysis.
see Bakeman, 2000; Bakeman & Gottman, 1997) that when sequential analysis techniques are added to systematic observation, it is possible to capture process aspects of the naturally-occurring behavior observed in naturalistic contexts, something that other measurement procedures have not been able to do.
Sequential analysis as exemplified by DAT for CMC discussion boards produces percentage frequencies of event sequences (see Table 1), Z-scores for event sequences which can be used to test significant differences between frequencies of sequences and a visual representation of sequence transitions (see Figure 7).
Of the three measurement techniques that we identified in the antecedent literature that do account for all four terms, lag sequential analysis is the only one to employ descriptive analysis.
First, using the same input variables used in traditional studies allowed us to demonstrate the advantages of the sequential analysis technique.
We conducted lag sequential analysis and sequence repetition analysis to examine the relationships between the communication patterns and caregiver depression.
1947), Sequential Analysis, John Wiley, New York, NY.
The Neftci methodology is an application of sequential analysis, which uses a statistical nonlinear probability model to call turning points.

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