Statistic tests decision sheet

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This table is presented at the BITS training 'Essential statistics'.

Goal Continous Rank,Score Categorical
Descriptive statistics mean, SD median proportions
Comparing 1 group to hypothetical value One sample t test Wilcoxon Chi-square
Comparing 2 independant groups Unpaired t test Mann-Whitney

Wilcoxon Rank Sum


Fischer's extact test

Comparing 2 dependant (paired) groups Paired t test Wilcoxon Signed Rank McNemar's test
Comparing more than 2 independant groups ANOVA Kruskal-Wallis Chi-square