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A Statistical Response to Lowry vs. Paul

After reading the Lowry vs. Paul fanpost I decided to put together a quick and dirty statistical analysis of my own. As far as if I am qualified to make the claims I am about to, maybe....

Assumptions: statistics come from normally distributed populations (meaning are random samples of this years games for each player), so that means I will use t-distributions and statistics to check these things. Second is that at each stat the variances are equal. while not true they seem to be reasonably within that assumption as far as statistics are concerned.

Now to the Data:

Points

So when I performed a t test on the data thus far this season testing a difference between the two stats (H0: m1=m2 vs. Ha: m1 =/= m2, so if they are equal o) I got the following:

P-value = .643

a P-value above .05 (indicating a confidence level of 95%) means that we fail to reject H0 so that means that the difference between their points is statistically insignificant.

Assists

same test (H0: m1=m2 vs. Ha: m1 =/= m2)

P-value = .869

way above .05 so the difference is statistically insignificant at the 95% confidence level

Rebounds

same test, (H0: m1=m2 vs. Ha: m1 =/= m2)

P-value = .001

YAY! p-value below .05! Difference in rebounds is statistically significant!

Turnovers

same test (H0: m1=m2 vs. Ha: m1 =/= m2)

P-value = .038

.038<.05 Yikes, Looks like the difference in turnovers is statistically significant too.

so what I'm saying here is that.....

Yes. Lowry is a significantly better rebounder than Paul, but they are statistically equal in the points and assists columns. Lowry does have significantly more turnovers. Statistically speaking of course.



No cursing in title. No pirated material, such as links to online game streams. Do not cut/paste entire sections of content from other websites. Thanks.

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