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Help please. really simple
Posted:
Jul 10, 1996 1:44 PM


I am a researcher, stuck with a problem.
Other research papers in my field use coefficients of correlation. This is fairly standard analysis.
My sample is skewed. Skew of 1.234, and kurtosis of 1.68.
I understand that because of this nonnormally distributed sample, I cannot use parametric tests on the data  unless I use transformations, which I don't want to use. I can use non  parametric tests.
My question is this  does regression / correlation constitute a parametric or nonparametric test, or neither ?, ie does it matter for the purposes of coefficients of correlation that the data is so skewed ?
any help gratefully etc.
Richard.



