ERIC Number: ED471346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
A Call for Greater Use of Nonparametric Statistics.
Leech, Nancy L.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
This paper advocates the use of nonparametric statistics. First, the consequence of using parametric inferential techniques under nonnormality is described. Second, the advantages of using nonparametric techniques are presented. The third purpose is to demonstrate empirically how infrequently nonparametric statistics appear in studies, even those published in the most reputable journals. Fourth, a typology of nonparametric statistics is presented for all univariate general linear model analyses. The nonparametric statistics that are available in the most commonly used statistical software are delineated, and finally, nonparametric effect size indices are outlined. (Contains 1 table and 52 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Chattanooga, TN, November 6-8, 2002).