I want to evaluate the means of two samples of standard deviations.

Can I run a simple T-test on the samples of standard deviations? Does it make sense?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean samples of standard deviations (as in you only have multiple values of standard deviations for different samples but not the samples themselves) or standard deviations of samples? $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any roughly plausible distributional assumptions for the original values (the ones the standard deviations were calculated on)? $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 3:41


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