Dyadic Data Analysis

Dyadic data analysis refers to the analysis of data from pairs of people, called dyads, using statistical methods. Typical examples of dyads include romantic couples and twins. The link between two dyad members can be interactive (such as between a tutor and a student), genetic (such as between two siblings), experimental (such as when two persons are paired in terms of certain characteristics), or yoked (such as when two persons are exposed to the same external influences).

Dyadic data analysis is often very different from the analysis of individual data. Various models have been developed that allow researchers to address a wide range of questions, including the assessment of associations between variables, the analysis of similarity effects, and the study of change at the individual and ...

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