Previous research suggests that the power of the independent-samples t test decreases when population distributions are mixed normal rather than normal, and that robust methods have superior power under these conditions. However, under some conditions, the power for the independent-samples t test can be greater when the population distributions for the independent groups are mixed normal rather than normal. The implications of these results are discussed.
- Mixed normal
- t test
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty