I have a variable that is not normally distributed. The two groups are statistically significantly different using a non-parametric test. However, they do not "look" different when reporting the medians (1 vs 1 in each group with diff confidence intervals). So in the same paper can I also report the mean along with the standard deviation because the two groups look different that way - but "legally" I would be doing the stats based on the median and in the methods state that for non-normal variables I used mann-whitney). so perhaps saying groups 1 and 2 had medians of 1 (CI range) and the means were 3.1 (SD) vs 2.7 (SD) respectively"
A similar question: can I state both the mean and median in the text of the paper and then graphically display the means along with the SEM or SD error bars?