## How do I report my Shapiro Wilk test results?

For reporting a Shapiro-Wilk test in APA style, we include 3 numbers:

- the test statistic W -mislabeled “Statistic” in SPSS;
- its associated df -short for degrees of freedom and.
- its significance level p -labeled “Sig.” in SPSS.

**What does a Shapiro Wilk test show?**

Shapiro-Wilks Normality Test. The Shapiro-Wilks test for normality is one of three general normality tests designed to detect all departures from normality. It is comparable in power to the other two tests. The test rejects the hypothesis of normality when the p-value is less than or equal to 0.05.

**Should I use Shapiro-Wilk or Kolmogorov Smirnov?**

The Shapiro–Wilk test is more appropriate method for small sample sizes (<50 samples) although it can also be handling on larger sample size while Kolmogorov–Smirnov test is used for n ≥50.

### What do you do when your data is not normally distributed?

Many practitioners suggest that if your data are not normal, you should do a nonparametric version of the test, which does not assume normality. From my experience, I would say that if you have non-normal data, you may look at the nonparametric version of the test you are interested in running.

**What does P value tell you about normality?**

Interpretation. Use the p-value to determine whether the data do not follow a normal distribution. If the p-value is less than or equal to the significance level, the decision is to reject the null hypothesis and conclude that your data do not follow a normal distribution.

**What is p value in KS test?**

This distance is reported as Kolmogorov-Smirnov D. The P value is computed from this maximum distance between the cumulative frequency distributions, accounting for sample size in the two groups. With larger samples, an excellent approximation is used (2, 3).

#### When should I use the Shapiro-Wilk test?

Although there are various methods for normality testing but for small sample size (n <50), Shapiro–Wilk test should be used as it has more power to detect the nonnormality and this is the most popular and widely used method.

**What is the difference between Kolmogorov Smirnov and Shapiro Wilk?**

Briefly stated, the Shapiro-Wilk test is a specific test for normality, whereas the method used by Kolmogorov-Smirnov test is more general, but less powerful (meaning it correctly rejects the null hypothesis of normality less often).

**Is the SPSS Wilk test a pointless test?**

And the consequence is that many test results are unaffected by even severe violations of normality. So if sample sizes are reasonable, normality tests are often pointless. Sadly, few statistics instructors seem to be aware of this and still bother students with such tests.

## Why do you need to do the Shapiro Wilk test?

The Shapiro-Wilk and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test both examine if a variable is normally distributed in some population. But why even bother? Well, that’s because many statistical tests -including ANOVA, t-tests and regression – require the normality assumption: variables must be normally distributed in the population.

**How to report Shapiro Wilk test results APA style?**

For reporting a Shapiro-Wilk test in APA style, we include 3 numbers: 1 the test statistic W -mislabeled “Statistic” in SPSS; 2 its associated df -short for degrees of freedom and 3 its significance level p -labeled “Sig.” in SPSS. More

**Why are normality tests useless in small sample sizes?**

However, normality tests typically have low power in small sample sizes. As a consequence, even substantial deviations from normality may not be statistically significant. So when you really need normality, normality tests are unlikely to detect that it’s actually violated. Which renders them pretty useless.