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# Comparing two groups of scores

The table below shows the scores of a group of 15 students in mathematics and art:
Student Math Art
1 22 53
2 37 68
3 36 42
4 38 49
5 42 51
6 58 65
7 58 51
8 60 71
9 62 62
10 65 65
11 66 66
12 56 56
13 66 66
14 67 67
15 62 65

Determine if the locations of distribution of scores for these students differ significantly for the two subjects. Use the hand calculation method and then use PHStat® or any other software. Compare the results and draw conclusions and recommendations based on those results.

I was looking at the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Sum test and a t test for comparison. I am then getting confused on the comparison question

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The table below shows the scores of a group of 15 students in mathematics and art:

Student Math Art
1 22 53
2 37 68
3 36 42
4 38 49
5 42 51
6 58 65
7 58 51
8 60 71
9 62 62
10 65 65
11 66 66
12 56 56
13 66 66
14 67 67
15 62 65

Determine if the locations of distribution of scores for these students differ significantly for the two subjects. Use the hand calculation method and then use PHStat® or any other software. Compare the results and draw conclusions and recommendations based on those results.

I was looking at the Wilcoxon Signed Rank Sum test and a t test for comparison. ...

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