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Need assistance to decide with analysis to use for problem


New member
Apr 9, 2019
I am interested in examining how construction stilts affect walking patterns, and how experience with the stilts affects walking patterns. I recruited a group of expert construction stilt users, and a group of novice users and videoed their both walking on stilts and without stilts. I want to see if there is a difference in walking parameters between groups and between the walking conditions.

I am considering using an independent t-test for two samples. Is this the correct approach?



Klaas van Aarsen

MHB Seeker
Staff member
Mar 5, 2012
Hi Dants, welcome to MHB!

A 2-sample t-test is to test if the means of 2 samples are different.
However, it appears you have 2 x 2 = 4 samples.
That is because you have 2 parameters: construction and expertise.
In such a case we need a more general method that can be applied to more than 2 samples: ANOVA.