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posted by Helmut Homepage – Vienna, Austria, 2019-12-06 14:47 (785 d 00:16 ago) – Posting: # 20942
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Ahoy my capt’n and welcome back to this side of the pond!

» I do not know why there is a regulatory tradition for only using completers …

Those days when studies were evaluated by a paired t-test with a pocket calculator?

» – I would say there is even a potential scientific and ethical advantage of using all period data.

Correct. If we would be allowed (pun!) to use a mixed-effects model. Patterson and Jones argued against this doubtful practice and the ethical implications of discarding data.*



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