Which to analyze RQ or log2(RQ)?

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Which to analyze RQ or log2(RQ)?

Postby Fancy Nancy » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:52 pm


I have calculated relative quantities to the mean of my controls but the data for some of my genes violate assumptions of an ANOVA, even if I do a log2 transformation. So I was planning to analyze the data using non-parametric tests. Do I run the analyses on the RQ (untransformed) or do I still run the non-parametric test on the log2 transformed data?

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Re: Which to analyze RQ or log2(RQ)?

Postby Mikael Kubista » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:34 am

Non parametric tests are scale independent. You obtain the same result when analyzing RQ and log(RQ). You can check this easily with GenEx (www.tataa.com)
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