Non-parametric tests for dependent samples

  • George Argyrous
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Abstract

The choice of tests for dependent samples, as with tests for independent samples, is affected by the level at which the test variable is measured. For interval/ratio data, in Chapter 17, we used a t-test for the mean difference. This chapter will consider non-parametric tests that can be applied to dependent samples compared in terms of nominal or ordinal data:
  • The McNemar test/Sign test These are used when the test variable is arranged into a binomial distribution (often after collapsing values).

  • The Wilcoxon signed-ranks test This is used when the test variable is measured at least at the ordinal level.

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© George Argyrous 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Argyrous
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  1. 1.School of Social Science and PolicyThe University of New South WalesAustralia

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