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MASH : Maths and Stats Help

Choosing a Statistical Test


One of the biggest challenges students face when doing statistical testing is knowing which test to use in which circumstance. This detailed guide explains the main considerations you will need to consider when working out which test to use for which part of your analysis.

You will likely need to use different statistical tests to answer each of your research questions/hypotheses.

At MASH we understand that this can be very daunting and overwhelming, so we have made these guides to hopefully talk you through the process. If you want more details, see the recommended statistics books on our website or if you need personal one-to-one support, please book a MASH appointment.

Choosing a Statistical Test Flowchart, for an accessible version please check the attached PDFs