Hi

My question is most probably simple but I can't find an answer to it.

According to my stats textbook one should report continuous variables as follows:

- Mean +/-Standard deviation (SD)if the variable is normally distributed

- Median +/-Interquartile range (IQR) if the variable is not normally distributed

Now we were given as a self study exercise a data set and the exercise asks to create some independent groups and compare them. The aim is to practice in applying two sample t-test and the non parametric Mann Whitney.

But what happens when it comes to presenting the results? For the two sample t test one can write "The group A (mean+/-SD) had significantly higher values of the variable compared to the group B (mean+/-SD) p value <...." and the reader can see for themselves.

What is the most efficient way to do this for the Mann Whitney test though?

Can one write something in lines of "The group A (mean+/-SD) had significantly higher values of the variable compared to the group B (median+/- IQR), p<..."?

Or do we report only means and SDs for both groups? Or do we report Medians and IQRs for both groups?

My question is most probably simple but I can't find an answer to it.

According to my stats textbook one should report continuous variables as follows:

- Mean +/-Standard deviation (SD)if the variable is normally distributed

- Median +/-Interquartile range (IQR) if the variable is not normally distributed

Now we were given as a self study exercise a data set and the exercise asks to create some independent groups and compare them. The aim is to practice in applying two sample t-test and the non parametric Mann Whitney.

But what happens when it comes to presenting the results? For the two sample t test one can write "The group A (mean+/-SD) had significantly higher values of the variable compared to the group B (mean+/-SD) p value <...." and the reader can see for themselves.

What is the most efficient way to do this for the Mann Whitney test though?

Can one write something in lines of "The group A (mean+/-SD) had significantly higher values of the variable compared to the group B (median+/- IQR), p<..."?

Or do we report only means and SDs for both groups? Or do we report Medians and IQRs for both groups?

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