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We term pre-test as the data collection/measures before conducting an experiment and post-test is data collection/measures after the experiment. How do we term the process of data collection/measures during the experiment (such as physiological measures)? I am looking for a specific "term" to describe the "during-test" event.

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"Test", perhaps? –  Eoin Jun 26 at 21:04
    
About the only things I could find called them intermediary or ongoing assessment testing. –  JohnP Jun 27 at 21:42

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People use a wide range of language to describe measurement points in repeated measures design.

For example if you measured some dependent variable on multiple occasions you might have something like:

  1. baseline (B)
  2. treatment week 1 (T1)
  3. treatment week 2 (T2)
  4. post treatment (F0)
  5. six month follow up (F6)
  6. one year follow (F12)

Obviously such a design has aspects that are consistent with a pre-post test design, but it has more time points than just that. So my suggestion is to just have clear descriptive labels for the measurement points.

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I believe the prefix you're looking for is per. In latin, pre means "in front of", per means "through" and post means behind.

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A "per-test" eh? Ever seen that used? Google seems to think I am searching for "per test", as in, "One cookie per test only please." –  Nick Stauner Jun 26 at 20:03
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I haven't heard "per-test" in the wild, but the linguistically speaking, the progression is "pre-per-post", so you could use it and it would make sense. Frankly, though, I'd just say "pre-test", "test" and "post-test". –  blz Jun 27 at 14:52
    
That makes sense. Thanks –  user39531 Jul 13 at 17:04

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