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Hypothesis Testing - Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics

Can the formal hypothesis testing approach be used for non parametric tests?

a. How are parametric and nonparametric statistics different?

b. How are parametric and nonparametric statistics similar?

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Many non-parametric tests are based on ranked data. Data are ranked by ordering them from lowest to highest (in ascending order) and assigning them integer ranks from 1 to the maximum sample size. In case of ties, they are resolved by assigning the mean values of the ranks that they would have received ...

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Almost 200 words explain how parametric and nonparametric statistics are similar and different.

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