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Research Article  |   March 1986
Promise in Nonparametrics
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  • Charlotte Brasic Royeen, MS, OTR, is an educational research analyst with the Office of Special Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202. At the time this paper was written, she was a research and computer specialist with the Department of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, VA
  • William L. Seaver, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, VA 22042
  • This article was written by the author in her private capacity. No official support or endorsement by the Department of Education is intended or should be inferred.
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Research Article   |   March 1986
Promise in Nonparametrics
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1986, Vol. 40, 191-193. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.3.191
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1986, Vol. 40, 191-193. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.3.191
Abstract

This paper proposes the use of nonparametric statistical methods as a way to increase the quality and quantity of research in occupational therapy. Assumptions underlying parametric versus nonparametric methods are compared and the conditions under which nonparametric methods may be preferred are specified. Finally, a synopsis of equivalent nonparametric procedures for common parametric methods is presented.