# Statistical assumptions

## Always check for statistical assumptions before running any inferential statistical tests

Whenever conducting inferential statistics, researchers make sure that the statistical assumptions associated with the statistical tests are met. If the statistical assumptions are not met, then the inferences yielded from the statistical tests cannot be interpreted and generalized to the population. The validity of any reported

Click on a button below to learn more about each statistical assumption. These statistical assumptions are embedded into the decision process of Research Engineer, so you will also encounter them when using the

*p*-value is based upon the meeting of statistical assumptions.Click on a button below to learn more about each statistical assumption. These statistical assumptions are embedded into the decision process of Research Engineer, so you will also encounter them when using the

**Statistics**Engine.### The steps for testing statistical assumptions in SPSS

### The statistical tests used to test statistical assumptions in SPSS

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