# When to use robust methods and how to report them in a paper?

Wilcox in his package WRS in R software managed to provide easily accessible robust techniques to conduct usual hypothesis testing like t-test, ANOVA etc.

I've two questions:

1. Which is the preferred style: To use robust tests all the time without worrying about data distribution; or to check first the assumptions and decide to use robust or usual methods.

2. How to report using robust methods in a scientific paper?

• Rand Wilcox has invented numerous robust techniques. I don't know of any that have become in any sense standard in any field. None of the other texts on robust statistics that I've seen seems to quote his work extensively. More generally, note that your first sentence and your two questions are best kept separate. – Nick Cox Feb 12 '16 at 12:50