By Peter Sprent
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Such a minimum difference could be of practical importance. Two clinical trials (I and II) were carried out to test the efficacy of a new drug (A) for reducing blood pressure. A third trial (III) was carried out with a second new drug (B). Trial I involved only a small number of patients, but trials II and III ©2001 CRC Press LLC involved larger numbers. The 95 per cent confidence intervals for mean blood pressure reduction (mm Hg) after treatment at each trial were: Drug A Drug A Drug B Trial I Trial II Trial III (3, 35) (9, 12) (21, 25) In each trial a hypothesis H0: drug does not reduce blood pressure would be rejected at a 5 per cent significance level (because the confidence intervals do not include zero), implying strong evidence against H0.
0 distributed by Cytel Software Corporation, Cambridge, MA gives exact P-values or Monte Carlo estimates of these for a range of tests. Large sample or asymptotic results are also given and there are facilities for computing confidence intervals and also the power of some of the tests for assigned sample sizes and specified alternative hypotheses. Some of the exact tests in StatXact are now available as options in the general statistical packages SAS and SPSS. Testimate, distributed by IDV Daten-analyse und Versuchsplanung, Munich, Germany has considerable overlap with StatXact but some methods are included in one but not both these packages.
0, indicating that symmetry is possible. There are several tests for symmetry when we are given only the sample values. One proposed by Randles et al. 4) but caution is needed in assessing significance if n < 20 in cases where the asymptotic result is on the borderline of significance. However, for these data the test statistic has a value well below any that would suggest asymmetry. 0; instead several values are close to zero and there is another group of values around 17. Given the likely degree of symmetry in the distribution the Wilcoxon test should not be seriously misleading.
Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods by Peter Sprent