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Mann-Whitney Test

For na=317; nb=309.

The logic and computational details of the Mann-Whitney test
are described in Subchapter 11a of Concepts and Applications.

In order to apply the Mann-Whitney test, the raw data from samples A and B must first be
combined into a set of N=na+nb elements, which are then ranked from lowest to highest,
including tied rank values where appropriate. These rankings are then re-sorted into the
two separate samples.
If your data have already been ranked, these ranks can be entered directly into the cells
headed by the label «Ranks». In this case, please note that the sum of all ranks for
samples A and B combined must be equal to [N(N+1)]/2. If this equality is not satisfied,
you will receive a message asking you to examine your data entry for errors.
If your data have not yet been rank-ordered in this fashion, they can be entered into the
cells labeled «Raw Data» and the ranking will be performed automatically. There is also an
option, below, for importing raw data from a spreadsheet.
After data have been entered, click one or the other of the «Calculate» buttons according to
whether you are starting out with ranks or raw data.
The value of U reported in this analysis is the one based on sample A, calculated as
UA = nanb +

na(na+1)

— TA

2
where TA = the observed sum of ranks for sample A, and
nanb +

na(na+1)

= the maximum possible value of TA

2
With relatively small samples, the calculated value of UA can be referred directly to the
sampling distribution of UA. For cases where na and nb both fall between 5 and 21,
inclusive, the lower and upper limits of the critical intervals of UA are calculated by this
page and placed in the designated table below. If either of the samples is of a size
smaller than 5, additional instructions will be given below.
As na and nb increase, the sampling distribution of TA becomes a reasonably close
approximation of the unit normal distribution. If na and nb are both equal to or greater
than 5, this page will also calculate the value of z, along with the corresponding onetailed and two-tailed probabilities. Note, however, that the approximation to the
normal distribution is best when na and nb are both equal to or greater than 10.
Option for Importing Raw Data via Copy & Paste:T
Within the spreadsheet application or other source of your data, select and copy the column

20In importing raw data into the Mann-Whitney test.5 446 14 13 8 525.5 527.10 11 of data 9for sample A. For each sample.5 0 0 7 451. click the cursor immediately to the right of the final entry in the list. click the cursor into the text area 10 2 3 for sample A and perform the 'Paste' operation from the 'Edit' menu. the cursor will move downward. Perform the same 19 for sample B. Extra lines can 0 be removed by pressing0 the down-arrow key until the cursor no longer moves.5 0 1 4 446 421 13 11 5 552. Then return to your web browser. If an extra line is present. 'delete') until the cursor stands 0 immediately to the right0of the final entry. make 7 8 sure that 6 the final entry 5 in the list is not followed by a carriage return.5 78.5 188.5 31 32 9 508 530 24 33 10 188.5 566 43 53 6 78. and then 4 4 pressing the 'Backspace' key (on a Mac platform.5 244 1 2 .5 188. To perform this check.5 214 4 2 188. then press the 1 1 1 0 down-arrow key.5 1 1 3 78. it is absolutely procedure 0 0 of data items for samples A and B are precisely the same as the essential that the numbers 180 182 values of na and nb that you have specified in setting up this page.T 0 4 Import Raw DataT 2 1 Sample A 2 1 3 18 3 2 7 3 3 0 134 3 2 15 0 5 2 1 Sample B 3 1 3 21 4 4 7 3 3 0 143 2 2 15 Import data to data cells Clear A Clear B Data Entry:T Ranks for Raw Data for count Sample A Sample B Sample A Sample B 1 609 307.

5 1 1 24 381 346 8 6 25 396 436.5 54 51 33 78.5 0 0 32 568 563.5 78.5 421 15 11 36 381 381 8 8 37 188.5 1 0 22 281 281 3 3 23 188.5 2 1 15 307.5 0 0 41 78.5 446 12 13 39 458.5 0 0 34 307.5 188.5 488 15 19 40 78.5 188.5 0 0 20 396 421 9 11 21 188.5 188.5 9 12 26 512 512 25 25 27 346 346 6 6 28 407 421 10 11 29 188.5 78.5 78.5 281 4 3 35 458.5 188.5 78.5 1 1 38 436.5 1 1 30 244 244 2 2 31 78.5 78.11 244 244 2 2 12 381 330 8 5 13 518.5 4 1 16 362 346 7 6 17 362 381 7 8 18 244 244 2 2 19 78.5 523 29 30 14 244 188.5 0 0 .5 78.

5 0 0 58 188.5 188.5 1 0 61 78.5 78.5 61 60 51 541 556 39 46 52 611 612 234 236 53 78.5 0 0 71 78.5 1 0 67 533.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 330 1 5 59 188.5 0 0 54 451.5 188.5 78.5 1 1 44 78.5 0 0 46 593 595 84 94 47 330 407 5 10 48 244 244 2 2 49 515 501 27 22 50 578 575.5 466.42 244 244 2 2 43 188.5 0 0 72 78.5 14 16 55 244 188.5 0 0 63 78.5 1 1 60 188.5 78.5 0 0 45 78.5 188.5 78.5 0 0 64 362 346 7 6 65 244 188.5 0 0 62 78.5 78.5 530 35 33 68 78.5 2 1 56 362 381 7 8 57 78.5 0 0 .5 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 2 1 66 188.5 0 1 69 281 281 3 3 70 78.

5 0 0 91 244 244 2 2 92 475 475 17 17 93 421 436.5 11 12 94 561 558.5 421 14 11 90 78.5 4 4 79 544.5 512 23 25 86 466.5 78.5 0 0 98 78.5 458.5 78.5 78.5 188.5 16 15 87 475 475 17 17 88 466.5 1 0 75 78.73 597 596 107 99 74 188.5 22 21 84 550 552.5 42 43 85 504.5 307.5 1 1 78 307.5 0 0 .5 5 4 83 501 496.5 78.5 78.5 0 0 99 78.5 16 16 89 451.5 78.5 541 40 39 80 330 330 5 5 81 78.5 78.5 38 37 77 188.5 0 0 76 539 536.5 50 49 95 501 488 22 19 96 608 610 213 218 97 78.5 0 0 100 244 244 2 2 101 619 620 483 497 102 244 281 2 3 103 78.5 78.5 466.5 0 0 82 330 307.

5 523 37 30 122 475 508 17 24 123 561 565 50 52 124 78.5 0 0 131 533.5 63 64 118 78.5 602 157 160 117 582 584.5 536.5 78.5 281 1 3 126 78.5 8 15 114 78.5 0 0 111 78.5 0 0 129 570 594 55 85 130 78.5 0 0 133 381 421 8 11 134 330 362 5 7 .5 0 0 119 496.5 78.5 78.5 0 0 127 421 421 11 11 128 78.5 78.5 0 0 125 188.5 78.5 571 35 56 132 78.5 78.104 362 381 7 8 105 561 563.5 0 0 109 188.5 0 0 115 493.5 1 1 110 78.5 188.5 0 0 112 396 362 9 7 113 381 458.5 508 20 24 116 600.5 501 21 22 120 244 244 2 2 121 536.5 50 51 106 626 625 725 719 107 544.5 40 37 108 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 78.

5 3 1 147 244 281 2 3 148 307.5 496.5 0 0 145 281 281 3 3 146 281 188.5 78.5 78.5 458.5 0 1 164 188.5 12 15 139 475 488 17 19 140 381 407 8 10 141 78.5 603 157 171 163 78.5 188.5 0 0 155 188.5 14 12 162 600.5 78.5 0 0 150 362 421 7 11 151 481.5 78.5 78.5 481.5 0 0 160 244 281 2 3 161 451.5 1 1 165 362 362 7 7 .5 1 1 156 188.5 188.5 188.5 78.5 18 21 152 362 381 7 8 153 78.5 436.5 0 0 142 475 488 17 19 143 346 362 6 7 144 78.135 78.5 0 0 154 78.5 4 4 149 78.5 307.5 1 1 157 281 281 3 3 158 421 381 11 8 159 78.5 12 18 137 362 381 7 8 138 436.5 0 0 136 436.5 78.5 188.

5 2 1 184 188.5 39 40 196 396 407 9 10 .5 0 0 174 362 381 7 8 175 188.5 330 4 5 181 330 330 5 5 182 244 78.5 1 1 176 78.5 2 0 183 244 188.5 78.5 527.5 78.166 244 281 2 3 167 307.5 0 0 177 550 554 42 44 178 281 281 3 3 179 307.5 346 4 6 180 307.5 16 18 189 584.5 4 0 168 396 362 9 7 169 330 346 5 6 170 330 346 5 6 171 407 407 10 10 172 78.5 588 64 74 190 396 421 9 11 191 518.5 0 0 186 518.5 78.5 188.5 29 32 192 488 488 19 19 193 466.5 421 16 11 194 557 573.5 1 0 185 78.5 47 59 195 541 544.5 481.5 0 0 173 78.5 523 29 30 187 244 244 2 2 188 466.5 78.5 78.5 78.

5 78.5 78.5 15 16 222 78.5 45 59 204 78.5 2 1 220 281 307.5 31 41 199 421 407 11 10 200 78.197 436.5 1 0 213 518.5 0 0 215 330 307.5 1 1 219 244 188.5 0 0 201 78.5 5 4 216 78.5 188.5 436.5 421 12 11 198 525.5 78.5 78.5 78.5 466.5 518.5 536.5 0 1 217 188.5 78.5 29 29 214 78.5 78.5 547.5 78.5 0 0 223 78.5 17 15 212 188.5 346 4 6 227 622 623 613 619 .5 3 4 221 458.5 1 0 208 78.5 0 0 224 436.5 188.5 29 37 203 555 573.5 0 0 207 188.5 78.5 1 0 218 188.5 0 0 205 330 590 5 78 206 78.5 78.5 0 0 209 244 346 2 6 210 550 547.5 0 0 202 518.5 42 41 211 475 458.5 78.5 12 12 225 362 381 7 8 226 307.

5 78.5 0 0 239 508 514 24 26 240 78.5 78.5 78.5 4 4 242 568 572 54 57 243 244 244 2 2 244 530 532 33 34 245 307.5 307.5 78.5 4 4 250 307.5 244 4 2 251 396 446 9 13 252 458.5 244 0 2 241 307.5 2 4 236 78.5 1 1 234 78.5 244 4 2 246 78.5 78.5 188.5 466.5 9 12 233 188.5 0 0 232 396 436.5 0 0 237 78.5 78.5 0 0 255 78.5 244 0 2 256 78.5 0 0 235 244 307.5 78.5 10 12 249 307.5 0 0 257 568 578 54 61 258 396 346 9 6 .5 307.5 0 0 254 78.5 78.5 1 1 229 381 421 8 11 230 281 381 3 8 231 78.5 0 0 238 78.5 78.5 15 16 253 78.228 188.5 188.5 0 0 247 244 244 2 2 248 407 436.

5 575.5 436.5 307.5 0 1 282 281 281 3 3 283 188.5 2 1 274 362 381 7 8 275 451.5 0 0 265 330 330 5 5 266 436.5 451.5 78.5 12 12 287 78.5 1 1 277 330 446 5 13 278 544.5 1 1 284 496.5 0 0 281 78.5 4 4 262 589 587 76 71 263 396 407 9 10 264 78.5 582 49 63 261 307.5 78.5 78.5 501 23 22 289 580 578 62 61 .5 0 0 288 504.5 488 14 19 276 188.5 40 60 279 617 618 475 482 280 78.5 188.259 244 244 2 2 260 558.5 12 14 267 613 614 272 280 268 591 592 81 83 269 615 616 412 415 270 624 621 628 599 271 582 586 63 65 272 604 605 172 177 273 244 188.5 188.5 188.5 508 21 24 285 475 488 17 19 286 436.

5 19 20 296 78.5 1 1 309 244 281 2 3 310 188.5 307.5 78.5 1 0 302 78.5 1 311 281 3 312 481.5 18 313 281 3 314 244 2 315 362 7 316 281 3 317 281 3 .5 78.5 0 0 297 606 607 180 182 298 362 381 7 8 299 346 330 6 5 300 188.5 78.5 78.5 0 0 305 78.5 0 0 306 307.5 0 0 291 599 598 136 120 292 407 421 10 11 293 396 407 9 10 294 244 281 2 3 295 488 493.5 1 1 301 188.5 188.5 330 4 5 307 244 244 2 2 308 188.290 78.5 4 4 304 78.5 188.5 0 0 303 307.5 78.5 78.

nb=309.01 Non-Directional Test -- .17 0.8 UA = 49370 P(1) P(2) z= -0.Reset Calculate from Ranks Calculate from Raw Data Mean Ranks for Sample A Sample B 312.865 Note that mean ranks are provided only for descriptive purposes.05 . They are not part of the Mann-Whitney test.4325 0. provided by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan: http://math. you can refer your results to a standard table of Mann-Whitney critical values. inclusive.05 . .pdf upper limit with na=317.025 .02 lower limit Q The adjacent critical intervals are calculated only if na and nb both fall between 5 and 21.usask. UA= 49370 . ©Richard Lowry 2001-2013 All rights reserved. and UB= 48583 The observed value of UA is significant at or beyond the designated level if it is equal to or smaller than the indicated lower limit for that level or equal to or greater than the upper limit. It is non-significant if it is larger than the lower limit and smaller than the upper limit. For sample sizes smaller than 5. Critical Intervals of UA for 49370 Level of Significance for a Directional Test . ~ Note also that the z-ratio is calculated only if na and nb are both equal to or greater than 5.ca/~laverty/S245/Tables/wmw.3 314. such as the following. Home Click this link only if you did not arrive here via the VassarStats main page.