Differences between wide and long format datasets

Long and wide format provide essentially the same data that is differently organized. The main differences are that wide format is set up for multi level modeling, and long format provides more detailed information about each prompt.

Please see the following chart for more information about the formats’ comparison.

Long

Wide

Not organized for MLM

Organized for MLM

Prompt response lapse

Shows time to complete entire NIS

Order in session

Prompts are in order in their columns

Prompt ID

Not included

Prompt Type

Not included

Prompt Label

Listed in column

Prompt (Question)

Not included

Response (0 or 1)

Not included

 

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