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st: RE: swilk test Ho:

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: swilk test Ho:
Date   Fri, 8 Aug 2008 09:55:00 +0200

Well, your H0 is correct. The interpretation of test results is more
intricate, though. Non-rejection of the null does not imply that the data
are normally distributed; it does mean that you do not find convincing
evidence against the assertion that they derive from a normal distribution.
Note that the 95% confidence level that you are implying in your post means
that you will falsely reject the null in 5% of your tests. The information
that tests such as -swilk- provide is less than most users imagine... 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Carlo Georges
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 9:35 AM
Subject: st: swilk test Ho:

In using the shapiro wilk test for testing normality, is it correct that the
H0 (NULL hypothsis) is :H0 data are normally distributed, so when p< 0,05 we
reject Ho and data are not normally distributed.
Conversely if p> 0,05 data are normally distributed.

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