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Biology Factsheet: 03. Which stats test should I use?

  • Biology Factsheet: 03. Which stats test should I use?

Biology Factsheet: 03. Which stats test should I use?

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    "Which statistical test should we use?" is a common question from Biology students. This Factsheet provides simple guidelines on when

    each type of statistical test should be used.

    The choice of the correct statistical test is all-important - use the wrong test and the conclusions will be invalidated. Marks are only awarded for an appropriate

    - i.e. correct - use of statistics. The flowchart below can be used to identify the appropriate test. Table 1 overleaf gives examples of investigations. and

    appropriate tests.