GraphPad Statistics Guide

Graphing tips: Paired t

Graphing tips: Paired t

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Graphing tips: Paired t

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Paired t test or Wilcoxon matched pairs test

The graph above shows the sample data for a paired t test. Note the following:

Since the data are paired, the best way to show the data is via a before after graph, as shown on the left. A bar graph showing the average value before and the average value after really doesn't properly display the results from a paired experiment.

The graph uses arrows to show the sequence from Before to After. You may prefer to just show the lines with no arrowheads. Choose in the Format Graph dialog.

The P value is copy and pasted from the paired t test analysis.

The paired t test first computes the difference between pairs. The graph on the right shows these differences. These values can be computed using the Remove Baseline analysis, but there is no need to do so. On the options tab of the analysis dialog, check the option to graph the differences.

The confidence interval for the difference between means shown on the right graph was copy and pasted from the paired t test results.