One sample Wilcoxon signedrank test  overview
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One sample Wilcoxon signedrank test  $z$ test for the difference between two proportions  Paired sample $t$ test  Logistic regression 


Independent variable  Independent/grouping variable  Independent variable  Independent variables  
None  One categorical with 2 independent groups  2 paired groups  One or more quantitative of interval or ratio level and/or one or more categorical with independent groups, transformed into code variables  
Dependent variable  Dependent variable  Dependent variable  Dependent variable  
One of ordinal level  One categorical with 2 independent groups  One quantitative of interval or ratio level  One categorical with 2 independent groups  
Null hypothesis  Null hypothesis  Null hypothesis  Null hypothesis  
H_{0}: $m = m_0$
Here $m$ is the population median, and $m_0$ is the population median according to the null hypothesis.  H_{0}: $\pi_1 = \pi_2$
Here $\pi_1$ is the population proportion of 'successes' for group 1, and $\pi_2$ is the population proportion of 'successes' for group 2.  H_{0}: $\mu = \mu_0$
Here $\mu$ is the population mean of the difference scores, and $\mu_0$ is the population mean of the difference scores according to the null hypothesis, which is usually 0. A difference score is the difference between the first score of a pair and the second score of a pair.  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
 
Alternative hypothesis  Alternative hypothesis  Alternative hypothesis  Alternative hypothesis  
H_{1} two sided: $m \neq m_0$ H_{1} right sided: $m > m_0$ H_{1} left sided: $m < m_0$  H_{1} two sided: $\pi_1 \neq \pi_2$ H_{1} right sided: $\pi_1 > \pi_2$ H_{1} left sided: $\pi_1 < \pi_2$  H_{1} two sided: $\mu \neq \mu_0$ H_{1} right sided: $\mu > \mu_0$ H_{1} left sided: $\mu < \mu_0$  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
 
Assumptions  Assumptions  Assumptions  Assumptions  



 
Test statistic  Test statistic  Test statistic  Test statistic  
Two different types of test statistics can be used, but both will result in the same test outcome. We will denote the first option the $W_1$ statistic (also known as the $T$ statistic), and the second option the $W_2$ statistic.
In order to compute each of the test statistics, follow the steps below:
 $z = \dfrac{p_1  p_2}{\sqrt{p(1  p)\Bigg(\dfrac{1}{n_1} + \dfrac{1}{n_2}\Bigg)}}$
Here $p_1$ is the sample proportion of successes in group 1: $\dfrac{X_1}{n_1}$, $p_2$ is the sample proportion of successes in group 2: $\dfrac{X_2}{n_2}$, $p$ is the total proportion of successes in the sample: $\dfrac{X_1 + X_2}{n_1 + n_2}$, $n_1$ is the sample size of group 1, and $n_2$ is the sample size of group 2. Note: we could just as well compute $p_2  p_1$ in the numerator, but then the left sided alternative becomes $\pi_2 < \pi_1$, and the right sided alternative becomes $\pi_2 > \pi_1.$  $t = \dfrac{\bar{y}  \mu_0}{s / \sqrt{N}}$
Here $\bar{y}$ is the sample mean of the difference scores, $\mu_0$ is the population mean of the difference scores according to the null hypothesis, $s$ is the sample standard deviation of the difference scores, and $N$ is the sample size (number of difference scores). The denominator $s / \sqrt{N}$ is the standard error of the sampling distribution of $\bar{y}$. The $t$ value indicates how many standard errors $\bar{y}$ is removed from $\mu_0$.  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
The wald statistic can be defined in two ways:
Likelihood ratio chisquared test for individual $\beta_k$:
 
Sampling distribution of $W_1$ and of $W_2$ if H_{0} were true  Sampling distribution of $z$ if H_{0} were true  Sampling distribution of $t$ if H_{0} were true  Sampling distribution of $X^2$ and of the Wald statistic if H_{0} were true  
Sampling distribution of $W_1$:
If $N_r$ is large, $W_1$ is approximately normally distributed with mean $\mu_{W_1}$ and standard deviation $\sigma_{W_1}$ if the null hypothesis were true. Here $$\mu_{W_1} = \frac{N_r(N_r + 1)}{4}$$ $$\sigma_{W_1} = \sqrt{\frac{N_r(N_r + 1)(2N_r + 1)}{24}}$$ Hence, if $N_r$ is large, the standardized test statistic $$z = \frac{W_1  \mu_{W_1}}{\sigma_{W_1}}$$ follows approximately the standard normal distribution if the null hypothesis were true. Sampling distribution of $W_2$: If $N_r$ is large, $W_2$ is approximately normally distributed with mean $0$ and standard deviation $\sigma_{W_2}$ if the null hypothesis were true. Here $$\sigma_{W_2} = \sqrt{\frac{N_r(N_r + 1)(2N_r + 1)}{6}}$$ Hence, if $N_r$ is large, the standardized test statistic $$z = \frac{W_2}{\sigma_{W_2}}$$ follows approximately the standard normal distribution if the null hypothesis were true. If $N_r$ is small, the exact distribution of $W_1$ or $W_2$ should be used. Note: if ties are present in the data, the formula for the standard deviations $\sigma_{W_1}$ and $\sigma_{W_2}$ is more complicated.  Approximately the standard normal distribution  $t$ distribution with $N  1$ degrees of freedom  Sampling distribution of $X^2$, as computed in the model chisquared test for the complete model:
 
Significant?  Significant?  Significant?  Significant?  
For large samples, the table for standard normal probabilities can be used: Two sided:
 Two sided:
 Two sided:
 For the model chisquared test for the complete regression model and likelihood ratio chisquared test for individual $\beta_k$:
 
n.a.  Approximate $C\%$ confidence interval for $\pi_1  \pi_2$  $C\%$ confidence interval for $\mu$  Waldtype approximate $C\%$ confidence interval for $\beta_k$  
  Regular (large sample):
 $\bar{y} \pm t^* \times \dfrac{s}{\sqrt{N}}$
where the critical value $t^*$ is the value under the $t_{N1}$ distribution with the area $C / 100$ between $t^*$ and $t^*$ (e.g. $t^*$ = 2.086 for a 95% confidence interval when df = 20). The confidence interval for $\mu$ can also be used as significance test.  $b_k \pm z^* \times SE_{b_k}$ where the critical value $z^*$ is the value under the normal curve with the area $C / 100$ between $z^*$ and $z^*$ (e.g. $z^*$ = 1.96 for a 95% confidence interval).  
n.a.  n.a.  Effect size  Goodness of fit measure $R^2_L$  
    Cohen's $d$: Standardized difference between the sample mean of the difference scores and $\mu_0$: $$d = \frac{\bar{y}  \mu_0}{s}$$ Cohen's $d$ indicates how many standard deviations $s$ the sample mean of the difference scores $\bar{y}$ is removed from $\mu_0.$  $R^2_L = \dfrac{D_{null}  D_K}{D_{null}}$ There are several other goodness of fit measures in logistic regression. In logistic regression, there is no single agreed upon measure of goodness of fit.  
n.a.  n.a.  Visual representation  n.a.  
      
n.a.  Equivalent to  Equivalent to  n.a.  
  When testing two sided: chisquared test for the relationship between two categorical variables, where both categorical variables have 2 levels. 
   
Example context  Example context  Example context  Example context  
Is the median mental health score of office workers different from $m_0 = 50$?  Is the proportion of smokers different between men and women? Use the normal approximation for the sampling distribution of the test statistic.  Is the average difference between the mental health scores before and after an intervention different from $\mu_0 = 0$?  Can body mass index, stress level, and gender predict whether people get diagnosed with diabetes?  
SPSS  SPSS  SPSS  SPSS  
Specify the measurement level of your variable on the Variable View tab, in the column named Measure. Then go to:
Analyze > Nonparametric Tests > One Sample...
 SPSS does not have a specific option for the $z$ test for the difference between two proportions. However, you can do the chisquared test instead. The $p$ value resulting from this chisquared test is equivalent to the two sided $p$ value that would have resulted from the $z$ test. Go to:
Analyze > Descriptive Statistics > Crosstabs...
 Analyze > Compare Means > PairedSamples T Test...
 Analyze > Regression > Binary Logistic...
 
Jamovi  Jamovi  Jamovi  Jamovi  
TTests > One Sample TTest
 Jamovi does not have a specific option for the $z$ test for the difference between two proportions. However, you can do the chisquared test instead. The $p$ value resulting from this chisquared test is equivalent to the two sided $p$ value that would have resulted from the $z$ test. Go to:
Frequencies > Independent Samples  $\chi^2$ test of association
 TTests > Paired Samples TTest
 Regression > 2 Outcomes  Binomial
 
Practice questions  Practice questions  Practice questions  Practice questions  