8. Classical Tests

  1. Michael J. Crawley

Published Online: 6 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch8

The R Book, Second Edition

The R Book, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crawley, M. J. (2012) Classical Tests, in The R Book, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch8

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London at Silwood Park, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470973929

Online ISBN: 9781118448908



  • classical tests, plots for testing normality;
  • hypothesis testing and bootstrap;
  • skew and kurtosis;
  • two samples, Wilcoxon rank-sum test;
  • tests on paired samples;
  • binomial test, comparing two proportions;
  • Chi-squared contingency tables, Chi-squared tests on table objects;
  • correlation and covariance, partial correlation;
  • Kolmogorov–Smirnov test;
  • power analysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Single samples

  • Bootstrap in hypothesis testing

  • Skew and kurtosis

  • Two samples

  • Tests on paired samples

  • The sign test

  • Binomial test to compare two proportions

  • Chi-squared contingency tables

  • Correlation and covariance

  • Kolmogorov-Smirnov test

  • Power analysis

  • Bootstrap