it strictly depends by:
- the number of samples (more than 30?)
- the number of factors (2 or more?)
- are the data from each factor becoming from the same samples?
(dependent vs. independent factors)
Let me know, I will tell you which one is better to use. ;)
Bye, Michele Filannino.
CDT PhD student in Computer Science Room IT301 - IT Building The University of Manchester filannim at cs.manchester.ac.uk
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM, Yuri Tambovtsev <yutamb at mail.ru> wrote:
> Dear Corpora members, I wonder if you could advise me which math.
> statistics criteria is more reliable to state the difference between two
> samples, that is, t-test or chi-square? I used t-test to see the difference
> in the occurrence of all colours in the texts of 26 British and American
> writers. Should I also use the chi-square criterion to substantiate the
> difference between two samples or t-test is reliable enough? Looking
> forward to hearing from you to yutamb at mail.ru Remain yours sincerely
> Yuri Tambovtsev, Novosibirsk, Russia
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