Q: In the statistical treatment, why should the unfamiliar formulas be mentioned?
Also, what about the familiar ones? Please help me. Thank you.
In a research paper, you need to describe your methods such that other researchers can redo the same research. This is called reproducibility. This way, the validity of your results can be verified. Hence, journals require you to state the formulas used for any unusual or unconventional statistical test.
In contrast, if you have used a popular statistical test (e.g., ANOVA and t-test), researchers in your field probably already know how to perform the test and don’t need to be told how to do it. Therefore, you don’t need to describe the analytical method extensively for commonly used statistical tests.
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