Chapter 31. Assuming Little About the Data: Nonparametric Methods of Hypothesis Testing

  1. Joseph Schulman M.D., M.S.

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch31

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

How to Cite

Schulman, J. (2006) Assuming Little About the Data: Nonparametric Methods of Hypothesis Testing, in Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch31

Author Information

  1. Division of Newborn Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, 10021

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918703

Online ISBN: 9780470757451

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Keywords:

  • methods;
  • assumptions;
  • distribution;
  • gradation;
  • magnitude

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Sometimes data don't conform to analytical assumptions

  • Wilcoxon rank sum test

  • Spearman's rank correlation

  • Kruskal–Wallis test

  • If nonparametric methods make fewer assumptions, why not use them always