Include Top

How Do I Run a Two Sample Comparison Test in Excel Using SigmaXL?

We will now do a full comparison test of Customer Satisfaction for Customer Type 1 and 2. This test checks each sample for normality, equal variance (F-test and Levene’s), 2 sample t-test (assuming equal and unequal variance), and Mann Whitney test for equal Medians. Depending on the normality, variance, and sample size results, the appropriate p-values are highlighted in yellow.

Two Sample Comparison Test

  1. Open Customer Data.xls, click on Sheet 1 Tab.
  2. Click SigmaXL > Statistical Tools > 2 Sample Comparison Tests. Click Next. Check Stacked Column Format. Select Overall Satisfaction, click Numeric Data Variable (Y) >>, select Customer Type, click Group Category (X) >>.

  3. 2 Sample Comparison Test

  4. Click OK. Select Customer Type 1 and 2.

  5. Two Sample Comparison
  6. Click OK.

  7. Two Sample Comparison Results

    Customer Type 2 has non-normal data. This makes Levene’s test the appropriate test for unequal variance. Levene’s test indicates that Customer type 2 has a significantly lower variance, or standard deviation. The lower standard deviation translates to a consistent level of satisfaction.

    Since Levene’s test indicates unequal variance, the appropriate t-test assumes unequal variance. The t-test indicates that Customer Type 2 has a significantly higher mean satisfaction.

    Clearly the next step would be to determine a root cause or best practices to reduce the variability in overall satisfaction and increase the mean for all customer types.

Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control

Lean Six Sigma Software Excel Add-in

Simulate, Optimize,

Lean Six Sigma Software Excel Add-in

Web Demos

Our CTO and Co-Founder, John Noguera, regularly hosts free Web Demos featuring SigmaXL and DiscoverSim
Click here to view some now!

Contact Us

Ph: 1.888.SigmaXL (744.6295)