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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-98

Deciphering the dilemma of parametric and nonparametric tests


1 Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Richa Singhal
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of AYUSH, 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. Janakpuri “D” Block, New Delhi 110 058
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2395-5414.191521

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The potential source of complexity while analyzing the data is to choose on whether the data collected could be analyzed properly by the application of parametric tests or nonparametric tests. This concern cannot be underrated as there are certain assumptions which should be fulfilled before analyzing the data by applying either of the two types of tests. This article describes in detail the difference between parametric and nonparametric tests, when to apply which and the advantages of using one over the other.


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