# What test should i perform?

I have a questionnaire with a five point scale. Differences in means is obtained. As my data is not normal I am using NON-PARAMETRIC tests for my comparisons.

Population: 1 group (Pharmacists only)

Question example:

Statement                                                Min   Max  Mean Std.D
Are important reference tool while  dispensing medication  1    5   3.4  .829
Are important reference tool while responding to symptoms  1    5   3.7  .876


How do you test if a significance exists between these two statements?

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Statement or question? – Stat-R Aug 22 '12 at 23:13
Although the data may be non-normal, if you have a moderate to large sample it's likely the sampling statistics are close to normal. In that case, resorting to non-parametric methods may decrease your ability to discriminate important differences (loss of power). If that's the case, you ought to reconsider your approach. – whuber Aug 23 '12 at 14:05