B. Weaver (15-Feb-2002) **Nonparametric** Tests ... 1 Chapter 3: **Nonparametric** Tests 3.1 Introduction **Nonparametric**, or distribution free tests are so-called because the assumptions underlying their use are "fewer and weaker than those associated with parametric tests" (Siegel & Castellan, 1988, p. 34).

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