I have two arrangements(i.e. permutations) of numbers. First one is the target/real arrangement. Second, is the observed arrangement.
Target := 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Observed := 4,1,7,3,2,5,6
Any two elements in an arrangement is not equal. What kind of test should I use?
p.s. I am not good in statistics. I am trying to evaluate a simulation model with real world data. Target arrangement is a sequence of real world events while Observed arrangement is the sequence of events which occurred in a simulation. My hypothesis is that these two are similar.
Can this be done using Sequence Alignment methods used in Bioinformatics?
--EDIT-- Actually i have 30 samples (30 subjects participated). All target values and observed values for a particular sample are in the same range where range is [1,n] and n ~= 15.