# If one line of data is measured on a subject, can this line of data be treated as individual?

#### sherlockyin

##### New Member
I am trying to conduct a repeated ANOVA to investigate mean difference among groups. But those groups were measured on each subject, for example, if we want to measure a person's weight, we can measure it under different situations: 1. position (lie, squat, stand) 2. hand gesture (two hand down, two hands up, two hands straight), locations(1,2,3,4), so with different combination, we can measure weight on each subject, the example data as follows:

Person position hand location1 location2 location3 location4
1 lie down 63 61 64 62
1 lie up 57 59 58 55
1 squat down 52 57 55 54
1 squat up 23 56 55 53
2 lie down 63 61 64 62
2 lie up 57 59 58 55
2 squat down 52 57 55 54
2 squat up 23 56 55 53

But for the regular repeated ANOVA, each line of the data is one person, for example:
EXERTYPE PULSE1 PULSE2 PULSE3 DIET
1 112 166 215 1
1 111 166 225 1
1 89 132 189 1
1 95 134 186 2
1 66 109 150 2
1 69 119 177 2
2 125 177 241 1
2 85 117 186 1
In the above dataset, each line of the data is each person, basically, each person is randomly assigned to each group.

I am wondering that could one line of the first dataset can be treated as the one line of the second dataset? So I can check the within difference of different locations, and between difference of different persons, positions, and hands? Thank you! Hopefully that I express myself clearly.