Who is afraid of non-normal data? Choosing between parametric and non-parametric tests: a response

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  • 1 Department for Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Lüdenscheid, Lüdenscheid, Germany
  • 2 North Lakes Clinical, Ilkley, UK
  • 3 Medical Department I, Endocrinology and Diabetology, Bergmannsheil University Hospitals, Ruhr University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 4 Ruhr Center for Rare Diseases (CeSER), Ruhr University of Bochum and Witten/Herdecke University, Bochum, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to R Hoermann; Email: rudolf.hoermann@gmail.com
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