During this week you will work in the discussion area for the last time to identify a research question created in week 1 that would utilize any of the nonparametric tests (e.g., Chi-Square test of independence, Mann-Whitney U Test, etc.) listed in the Required Readings from Sukal (2013) for this week. If there are no research questions that fit these types of statistical analyses, you will need to decide on a new question before moving forward with the assignment.
In your initial posting for this assignment, include the following:
Identify an appropriate research question that would require the use of a nonparametric test to answer. Pick the question from the list created in Week 1 or identify a new question if there are no appropriate ones from Week 1.
Describe why this question is appropriate for the selected statistical test.
Identify the variables in this study and each of their attributes: discrete or continuous, quantitative or categorical, and scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio).
Do the variables fit the qualifications for the selected statistical test? Explain.
List the statistical notation and written explanation for the null and alternative hypotheses.
Describe the types of errors that could occur.