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## Is it appropriate to compare the means using the Fisher LSD method?

Unlike the Bonferroni, Tukey, Dunnett and Holm methods, Fisher’s LSD does not correct for multiple comparisons. If you choose to use the Fisher’s LSD test, you’ll need to account for multiple comparisons when you interpret the data, since the computations themselves do not correct for multiple comparisons.

## What is the difference between Tukey and Fisher?

The Fisher LSD is used to compare the individual error rate and number of comparisons to calculate the simultaneous confidence level for all confidence intervals. On the other hand, the Tukey test was designed to allow one to make all of the pairwise comparisons.

**Which post hoc test is most conservative?**

While the Scheffe post-hoc test is the most flexible, it is also the most conservative and produces the widest confidence intervals. This means it has the lowest statistical power and the lowest ability to detect true differences between the groups.

### What is post hoc test?

Post Hoc Tests. Post hoc (Latin, meaning “after this”) means to analyze the results of your experimental data. They are often based on a familywise error rate; the probability of at least one Type I error in a set (family) of comparisons.

### What is post hoc in research?

Post-hoc analyses are questions that we try to answer with our data after the study had finished and was not the intent of that particular study” In a post-hoc analysis of a clinical trial, researchers will often further divide data to see if the drug had benefits for certain groups.

**What is Fisher’s protected t test?**

The protected Fisher’s LSD test If the P value for the ANOVA is greater than 0.05 (or whatever significance level you set), you conclude that the data are consistent with the null hypothesis that all population means are identical, and you don’t look further.

## What is the purpose of post hoc analysis?

Post hoc (“after this” in Latin) tests are used to uncover specific differences between three or more group means when an analysis of variance (ANOVA) F test is significant.

## Which is better Tukey or Bonferroni?

Bonferroni has more power when the number of comparisons is small, whereas Tukey is more powerful when testing large numbers of means.

**What is wrong with post-hoc analysis?**

Post hoc power analysis identifies population-level parameters with sample-specific statistics and makes no conceptual sense. Analytically, such analysis can yield quite different power estimates that are difficult and can be misleading.

### Why is post-hoc analysis important?

Post hoc tests allow researchers to locate those specific differences and are calculated only if the omnibus F test is significant. If the overall F test is nonsignificant, then there is no need for the researcher to explore for any specific differences.

### What is wrong with post hoc analysis?

**Should you proceed with post hoc analysis?**

Because post hoc tests are run to confirm where the differences occurred between groups, they should only be run when you have a shown an overall statistically significant difference in group means (i.e., a statistically significant one-way ANOVA result).

## What is the purpose of post-hoc analysis?

## Under what circumstances are post hoc tests necessary?

**What is the difference generally between Scheffe and Tukey post hoc tests in the likelihood they indicate statistical significance?**

Generally, Tukey and Scheffé tests are more conservative. They find it harder to see differences and generally give the same result. In relation to the differences: – In pairwise comparisons, Tukey test is based on studentized range distribution while Scheffe is based in F distribution.