I just realised that even though I know how to perform an independent samples t-test or a Mann whitney test, I am not sure how their results should be reported in a paper. I was given this study to read in preparation for a Research Methodology class but it does not report the "easy" tests, so I wonder.
Edit in response to the comment:
I mean reporting according to strict scientific guidelines. I suppose there is a rule, similarly to when eg we report normally distributed variables we mention the mean and the SD.
Edit number two :)
I am sorry I didn't realise I wasn't specific. My orientation is medical research so I am primarily interested in knowing what is the best way to present data in papers that result from medical studies. The class I am taking right now is more general though (the article was from a study from the Law school) so it did not occur to me that this was a detail I should have mentioned in the first place.
So lets assume I checked if x_bubblenephrine is different between say, a group of people who have Y-itis and a group who of people who do not. Say that I got p>0,005. Is there a "correct way" per se to report this? Or I can get away with "there was no difference between the two groups (p>0,05)"?