# Thread: Which statistical test is most appropriate to use, given the following information?

1. ## Which statistical test is most appropriate to use, given the following information?

I am unsure as to which statistical test to use for this dataset given that there are different sample numbers for different categories.

Given 4 dogs (A,B,C,D), we want to know if there is a significant difference between the different vocalizations: barks, growls, whimpers, and pants. Each dog had their mouth opening measured in millimeters.

Dog A:
Number of barks: 27
Number of growls: 12
Number of whimpers: 0
Number of pants: 4

Dog B:
Number of barks:14
Number of growls: 27
Number of whimpers: 9
Number of pants: 2

Dog C:
Number of barks: 39
Number of growls: 5
Number of whimpers: 18
Number of pants: 2

Dog D:
Number of barks: 0
Number of growls: 16
Number of whimpers: 8
Number of pants: 1

Also, is more information regarding this dataset required to determine what statistical test to use?

2. Have looked at a $\chi^2$ test? You can reject $H_0$ where $\chi^2_{calc}\geq\chi^2_{crit}$