Frank Wilcoxon, chemist and statistician, best known for the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney (rank sum) test and the Wilcoxon signed-rank test, two widely used nonparametric rank-based tests.

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Effect size to Wilcoxon signed rank test?

Some authors (e.g. Pallant, 2007, p. 225; see image below) suggest to calculate the effect size for a Wilcoxon signed rank test by dividing the test statistic by the square root of the number of ...
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What is the proper abbreviation for the test statistic in Wilcoxon signed rank test? [closed]

What is the APA conforming symbol for the test statistic from the Wilcoxon signed rank test? Different statistics software outputs all kinds of letters from V to Z. I thought it was W?
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Do I need to use weighted means with the Wilcoxon signed rank test?

I have 22 patients. They have been measured pre and post treatment. There are 3 measurements per patient before treatment (pre baseline), and four measurements after treatment (post baseline). There ...
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Comparing two dataset using several different tests

I have several datasets of about 10k items. I have to compare all of them with the reference dataset, and draw some conclusions as to which is the best. Let's say I have no information on the shape ...
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Why is the asymptotic relative efficiency of the Wilcoxon test $3/\pi$ compared to Student's t-test for normally distributed data?

It is well-known that the asymptotic relative efficiency (ARE) of the Wilcoxon signed rank test is $\frac{3}{\pi} \approx 0.955$ compared to Student's t-test, if the data are drawn from a normally ...
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Is Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test the right test to use?

I have a dataset of the following form: ...
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Significant Friedman's Test, but non-significant post-hocs?

I have a sample of 25 in my within-subjects design, with my DV as error rates. The data contains a lot of zeros (i.e. no errors) and is highly negatively skewed, so I can't run the repeated-measure ...
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Bootstrapped BCa confidence interval of median (R package simpleboot) does not correspond with Wilcox.test p value

I am using R to compare the medians of two groups. Each individual has received a score of between 0 and 100. Both distributions are very skewed. The median of group A (n=33) is 87.8 (IQR 75.1, 100.0) ...
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Chisquared on categorical data or a Wilcoxon test on the counts hereof?

This question is related to a question I had in R on SO here The background of my question is fairly simple. I was given two "databases" in the form of data.frames ...
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Wilcox.test in R

I have tried to identify differential expressed genes between two sets of Microarray samples by running wilcox.test for each gene, but the p-values of most of the ...
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Pairwise Wilcoxon test gives wrong results

I'm trying to perform a pairwise Wilcoxon test in R. When using Bonferroni p-adjustment I got only 1's and 0's. When changing p-adj to 'none', I get this: ...
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Comparing medians from two groups

Hi: I have a survey where respondents were asked to rank a series of statements in terms of how much they agreed with them. There were seven statements. So, for each of seven statements, each ...
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Two Sample Wilcoxon Test with Different Sample Populations

We were given an example the other day for Wilcoxon test with two samples with different populations ($No. untreated=n_1=4$ and $ No. treated=n_2=7$). It was stated that: ...
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Why are there two forms for the Mann-Whitney U test statistic?

I have encountered two forms for calculating the two-sample Mann-Whitney U test statistic, which are: $$U_1 = R_1 - \frac{n_1(n_1 + 1)}{2}$$ and $$U_1 = n_1n_2 + \frac{n_1(n_1+1)}{2} - R_1$$ where ...
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A principled method for choosing between t test or non-parametric e.g. Wilcoxon in small samples

Certain hypothesis tests can be approached using Student's t-test, possibly using a Welch correction for unequal variances, or by a non-parametric test such as Wilcoxon paired signed rank test, the ...
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When compare a variable in different times, one has normal distribution, another doesn't, which test should I use?

The question is to compare means of sales volume in different periods. So I got sales period 1 and sales period 2. Sample size is 40. The skewness, kurtosis, test of normality and histogram all show ...
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non-parametric tests with significant difference in sample sizes

I have outcomes from a biological expt., where we have measured DNA lengths that has been affected. For condition1, I have 11 observations (length of DNA) and for condition2 I have approx. 116000. I ...
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Is Wilcoxon test still valid if there is some shared information?

I have $N$ samples from a population, and to each sample I apply both method A and method B, recording the time each takes to run ($T_A$ and $T_B$, say) I then define a new pseudo-measurement for ...
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Exploring Diffrences and Agreement with Wilcoxon and Kendall - both tests show significant findings

I calculated a Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test to investigate differences between a pair of dependend variables. Also I conducted a Kendall's tau-b on the same variables. Surprisingly both tests get ...
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Comparing ranks within groups

I've got data from a psychology research study where participants are given scores for various different situations. I'm looking at comparing the rank of those scores - is the person ranked as 1st in ...
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Appropriate non-parametric post-hoc test for baseline comparisons?

I want to evaluate several "classifiers" (machine-learning algorithms) with paired samples. I do not want to compare each algorithms' performance to every other (n x m comparison) but only compare the ...
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Mann-Whitney/Wilcoxon rank sum test in R with a table of tallies

I have a 10 treatments, 5 samples per treatment, and the result of each treatment is ranked on a ordinal scale: Poor, Fair, Moderate, Good, Excellent. I have the data tallied up so I have the total ...
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Wilcoxon rank-sum test for multivariate case when pdf is known

I have sample of around 100 of observations. Each of them is the vector of real numbers of size 30. Also I have pdf which I think may describe the source distribution of my sample. The pdf has ...
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Test for pairs of small integers

I have two classifiers, say $A$ and $B$ and I am performing 10$\times$10-fold cross-validation on them and record the number of instances correctly classified from the test set. Unfortunately, the ...
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wilcox.test usage in R

I would like to know if there is a difference in the values taken from measurements of a given characteristic sampled at primary forest (Point=1) and secondary ...
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Confused about the proper way of testing for an improvement or worsening

I want to check if a new equipment improves a score compared with the older equipment. My database contains the score with the old equipment, and the scores with each new equipment. I googled, ...
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Rank Order Analysis with Missing Values

I have several survey questions that allow a respondent to choose their top three choices from a set of potential answers--basically "What is the most important, 2nd most important, 3rd most ...
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Why am I getting inconsistent results from Wilcoxon signed rank test and Kruskal-Wallis test?

I am doing a study on 3 drugs, comparing response pre-post treatment. My objective is to know if these drugs are effective and which one is better. I used non parametric tests since the results ...
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Wilcoxon tests in Doronix Math Toolbox

I'm using Doronix Math Toolbox. They have statistical functions (http://www.doronix.com/statistics.html). I can't figure out how they are finding p-value in ranksum and signsum tests. Does anyone know ...
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Two groups are significantly different? Test to use

I have two groups of discrete data (integers): ...
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Wilcoxon Signed Rank when subjects appear in each sample n times.

I have sales data and would like to see if the median sales for an employee has increased as a result of this training. Thus, I have pre and post data, since it is only six months and am interested in ...
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Wilcoxon matched pair signed rank test after using CEM

Can I run a Wilcoxon matched pair signed rank test after using Coarsened Exact Matching to match data? If yes, please guide me through the process. I use STATA.
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Can I use wilcoxon signed rank test for time series data

I have a question about wilcoxon signed rank test. I have 2 different speed profiles (speed starts from time 0 to 100 sec) of the same participant that was given 2 different treatment. I would like to ...
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Comparing patient proportions between one ER and the national average

I am looking to compare the proportion of emergency room attendances by hour of the day against a national average proportion (plus some other tests for ER variables such as referral methods and ...
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testing for differences in means after an experimental change

I have a set of Mechanical Turk-like workers who have been paid $0.25 per task to complete tasks from a finite, but very large, pool of tasks, and I have data on how many tasks they've completed and ...
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Performance Evaluation for multiple classifiers in machine learning with Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test

I use four feature descriptors for five independent runs with each run randomly selecting the training set and testing set from the total labeled samples. SVM is the classifier. After acquiring the ...
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Correct approach using t-test and Wilcoxon rank sum test?

I want to compare 2 datasets. I have a biological structure A with its atom coordinates which are a few thousands. I also have from these atom coordinates the coordinates over time of about 20 ...
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How to test for significance if the variances are different?

If got data (value) of two types (cond true or false): ...
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Testing if two non-normal distributions are significantly different (K-S or Wilcoxon or both?)

The Big Question I'm trying to decide between K-S and Wilcoxon (or something I haven't thought of yet) for two data sets I want to prove are significantly/insignificantly different from one another ...
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analysis of non-normal data

I collected some data on a species of goose called Brent Goose over the winter. A csv file of the data can be downloaded from Dropbox or imported straight into R with this code: ...
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How to interpret results from a nonparametric Wilcoxon test [duplicate]

I did a research study that looked at pre and post test scores from a test. I was asked to run a Wilcoxon test, which I did and now I need to know how to interpret the test results but also how to ...
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Paired or unpaired Wilcoxon test?

I counted the number of geese on an intertidal mudflat on 100+ days over the winter. I made two counts on each of these days: one at low tide and one at high tide. I want to know if the number of ...
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Non parametric Wilcoxon Signed Rank test

I have the following data vector(in fact its 2392 data points long): ...
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Wilcoxon rank sum test methodology

I'm comparing the performance of two algorihtms $A$ and $B$ based on a metric. For each algorithm, I have $31$ independent samples that represent its performance. This samples are grouped in two ...
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Are pairwise Wilcoxon tests a valid non-parametric alternative to Tukey's HSD test?

I am trying to identify significant differences between groups from normal and non-normal distributions. When the distribution is normal the workflow is pretty straightforward: ANOVA and after that a ...
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Why do we assign fractional ranks in rank tests?

Both Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rank test follow this procedure: sort the data assign ranks, Ties receive a rank equal to the average of the ranks they span compute the statistic using ...
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Distribution heavily stacked on either limit - appropriate test?

I have two sets of results from an experiment that produces distributions with extremely heavily stacked sides and mostly uniform elsewhere. The aim of my analysis is to answer a the question roughly ...
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Difference between the Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test and the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test using paired observations

I was wondering what the theoretical difference is between the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test and the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test using paired observations. I know that the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test allows for ...
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Bonferroni correction for two different tests on the same dataset

I am having trouble figuring out the correction factor to choose for a Bonferroni correction. Let me explain. I have two datasets, control ($x$) and data from left ($y_1$, affected limb) and right ...