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    We therefore collapsed the further analyses

    Analyses of each set of ratings for the 22 activities for the three groups of young violinists revealed no profile differences, that is, interactions between group and ratings of activities, which could account for differences in their actual allocation of time to different types of activities. We therefore collapsed the further analyses of differences in ratings between various activities across the three groups of young violinists.
    (The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance; K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Romer)

    What does 'collapse' mean here? Does it mean 'cease' by any chance?

    Thanks.

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    Re: We therefore collapsed the further analyses

    I have to tell you, I don't know. My best guess is that they did some sort of downsizing of their project. What context followed the word in question?

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    #3

    Re: We therefore collapsed the further analyses

    For each type of rating (relevance, effort, and enjoyment) we compared the mean rating across all activities with the mean rating of that activity.

    I reckon it means that they changed the way they calculated and compared results before. Although I can't be sure, the more I read it, the more I feel hopeless.

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    Re: We therefore collapsed the further analyses

    Collapsed - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary < I think it's condense.

    It's a transitive verb because they collapsed the studies. They did not stop the studies judging by your last post.

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    Re: We therefore collapsed the further analyses

    I think it may mean they didn't go ahead with the further analyses, though can see the condensed idea.

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