There is an intuitive article in wikipedia about the Mann-Whitney U Test with an example of the classic Aesop's fable on the tortoise and the hare.
Here is the situation:
I have a set of 10 particles, all distinct from each other, and identifiable. They are moving together but their orders change. I wanted to make a test to check if the order of their movement can be generalized (since I have other observations of them moving too).
I am still trying to formulate the problem, and I don't know where to begin. Please let me know if this is making any sense at all. My question is if I can extend the illustration of Mann-Whitney U Test from the wikipedia article to a case of 10 particles, with 5 independent observations.
And where do I begin?
Thanks for your insights.