Normality Tests for Statistical Analysis: A Guide for Non-Statisticians


avatar Asghar Ghasemi 1 , avatar Saleh Zahediasl 1 , *

Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,, IR Iran

how to cite: Ghasemi A, Zahediasl S. Normality Tests for Statistical Analysis: A Guide for Non-Statisticians. Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2012;10(2): 486-489.


Statistical errors are common in scientific literature and about 50% of the published articles have at least one error. The assumption of normality needs to be checked for many statistical procedures, namely parametric tests, because their validity depends on it. The aim of this commentary is to overview checking for normality in statistical analysis using SPSS.

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2022-04-16 12:35:46
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Ripudaman kuar
2019-04-19 05:09:33
Very helpful paper. it justifies its title with lots and lots of references. will be citing it in my thesis work. Thanks a lot to the author for making it open access .