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# Which of the following is not a situation in which it would be appropriate to use...

Which of the following is not a situation in which it would be appropriate to use an ANOVA?

 Your dependent variable is on a ratio scale and and was collected from a total of 30 individuals randomly assigned to one of 10 conditions. Your dependent variable is on an interval scale and consists of the skin temperature of people in 3 different embarrassment-inducing conditions. Your dependent variable is on a ratio scale and consists of reaction time measurements from each of 20 conditions Your dependent variable is on an ordinal scale and consists of counts of individuals in different categories

Answer: Your dependent variable is on an ordinal scale and consists of counts of individuals in different categories.

Explanation: To conduct ANOVA, the dependent variable should be ration or interval scale and independent variable is categorical (Nominal or ordinal scale). In the situation “Your dependent variable is on an ordinal scale and consists of counts of individuals in different categories” the dependent variable is ordinal scale. Hence this situation is not appropriate to use an ANOVA.

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