For this assignment, you will participate in a discussion about exactly what nonparametric statistics are and why they are important. You have seen many tests and analyses involving nonparametric statistics. In this assignment, it will be up to you to determine why these tests and analyses are necessary, and in what situations they are appropriate.
The number of offspring that female blue whales have follows a skewed right distribution. Fifty years ago, researchers tagged ten female blue whales from birth and counted how many offspring each had over her lifetime. Now researchers want to get similar data to determine if the average number of offspring may be decreasing due to global warming or other environmental changes.
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At this point you should have already used the one-way analysis of variance. This assignment will cover a two-way analysis of variance test.