Year Published: 2013

Time to Complete: 35 min

Instructor: Lori Lyn Price, MAS

Learning Level: Fundamental

Primary Audience: Researchers

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of hypothesis testing and p-value

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design


How can you decide which statistical test to use in research data analysis?

Using the wrong statistical test can negatively impact your study results – but how can you decide which test to use? Tufts CTSI Statistician Lori Lyn Price, MAS, will discuss several widely used statistical tests, including t-tests, paired t-tests, chi-square, and their non-parametric counterparts.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of hypothesis testing
  • Compare and contrast t-tests, paired t-tests, and chi-square tests
  • List factors to consider in determining when to use each statistical test
 This Course is Free