# Comparing Means in R

Previously, we described the essentials of R programming and provided quick start guides for importing data into R. Additionally, we described how to compute descriptive or summary statistics and correlation analysis using R software.

This chapter contains articles describing statistical tests to use for comparing means. These tests include:

• T-test
• Wilcoxon test
• ANOVA test and
• Kruskal-Wallis test

# 2 Comparing one-sample mean to a standard known mean

## 2.1 One-sample T-test (parametric)

• What is one-sample t-test?
• Research questions and statistical hypotheses
• Formula of one-sample t-test
• Visualize your data and compute one-sample t-test in R
• R function to compute one-sample t-test
• Visualize your data using box plots
• Preliminary test to check one-sample t-test assumptions
• Compute one-sample t-test
• Interpretation of the result

## 2.2 One-sample Wilcoxon test (non-parametric)

• What’s one-sample Wilcoxon signed rank test?
• Research questions and statistical hypotheses
• Visualize your data and compute one-sample Wilcoxon test in R
• R function to compute one-sample Wilcoxon test
• Visualize your data using box plots
• Compute one-sample Wilcoxon test

Read more: —> One-Sample Wilcoxon Test (non-parametric).

# 3 Comparing the means of two independent groups

## 3.1 Unpaired two samples t-test (parametric)

• What is unpaired two-samples t-test?
• Research questions and statistical hypotheses
• Formula of unpaired two-samples t-test
• Visualize your data and compute unpaired two-samples t-test in R
• R function to compute unpaired two-samples t-test
• Visualize your data using box plots
• Preliminary test to check independent t-test assumptions
• Compute unpaired two-samples t-test
• Interpretation of the result

Read more: —> Unpaired Two Samples T-test (parametric).

## 3.2 Unpaired two-samples Wilcoxon test (non-parametric)

• R function to compute Wilcoxon test
• Visualize your data using box plots
• Compute unpaired two-samples Wilcoxon test

Read more: —> Unpaired Two-Samples Wilcoxon Test (non-parametric).

# 4 Comparing the means of paired samples

## 4.1 Paired samples t-test (parametric)

Read more: —> Paired Samples T-test (parametric).

## 4.2 Paired samples Wilcoxon test (non-parametric)

Read more: —> Paired Samples Wilcoxon Test (non-parametric).

# 5 Comparing the means of more than two groups

## 5.1 One-way ANOVA test

An extension of independent two-samples t-test for comparing means in a situation where there are more than two groups.

• What is one-way ANOVA test?
• Assumptions of ANOVA test
• How one-way ANOVA test works?
• Visualize your data and compute one-way ANOVA in R
• Compute one-way ANOVA test
• Interpret the result of one-way ANOVA tests
• Multiple pairwise-comparison between the means of groups
• Tukey multiple pairewise-comparisons
• Multiple comparisons using multcomp package
• Pairwise t-test
• Check ANOVA assumptions: test validity?
• Check the homogeneity of variance assumption
• Relaxing the homogeneity of variance assumption
• Check the normality assumption
• Non-parametric alternative to one-way ANOVA test

Read more: —> One-Way ANOVA Test in R.

## 5.2 Two-Way ANOVA test

• What is two-way ANOVA test?
• Two-way ANOVA test hypotheses
• Assumptions of two-way ANOVA test
• Compute two-way ANOVA test in R: balanced designs
• Compute two-way ANOVA test
• Interpret the results
• Compute some summary statistics
• Multiple pairwise-comparison between the means of groups
• Tukey multiple pairewise-comparisons
• Multiple comparisons using multcomp package
• Pairwise t-test
• Check ANOVA assumptions: test validity?
• Check the homogeneity of variance assumption
• Check the normality assumption
• Compute two-way ANOVA test in R for unbalanced designs

Read more: —> Two-Way ANOVA Test in R.

# 6 MANOVA test: Multivariate analysis of variance

• What is MANOVA test?
• Assumptions of MANOVA
• Interpretation of MANOVA
• Compute MANOVA in R

Read more: —> MANOVA Test in R: Multivariate Analysis of Variance.

# 7 Kruskal-Wallis test

• What is Kruskal-Wallis test?
• Visualize your data and compute Kruskal-Wallis test in R
• Visualize the data using box plots
• Compute Kruskal-Wallis test
• Multiple pairwise-comparison between groups

# 9 Infos

This analysis has been performed using R statistical software (ver. 3.2.4).

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