# How do you do a Levene test in Minitab?

## How do you do a Levene test in Minitab?

To perform Levene’s test in Minitab for this data set:

1. Choose Stat > Basic Statistics > 2 Variances.
2. Click Both samples are in one column.
3. In Samples, enter C1.
4. In Sample IDs, enter C2. Click OK.

## How do you test for homogeneity of variances in Minitab?

Example of Test for Equal Variances

1. Open the sample data, RoadConditions. MTW.
2. Choose Stat > ANOVA > Test for Equal Variances.
3. Select Response data are in one column for all factor levels.
4. In Response, enter ‘ Correction Time ‘ .
5. In Factors, enter Experience and RoadType.
6. Click OK.

How is Levene’s test calculated?

Levene’s Testing Procedure Step 1: State the null and alternative hypotheses. Alternative Ha : Not all of the variances are equal. Step 2: Decide on the significance level, α. p-value ≤ α Note: df1 = t −1 and df2 = N − t Step 4: Compute Levene’s Statistic.

What is meant by the Levene test results?

In statistics, Levene’s test is an inferential statistic used to assess the equality of variances for a variable calculated for two or more groups. Some common statistical procedures assume that variances of the populations from which different samples are drawn are equal. Levene’s test assesses this assumption.

### Is Levene’s test an F-test?

The Levene’s test uses an F-test to test the null hypothesis that the variance is equal across groups. A p value less than . 05 indicates a violation of the assumption. If a violation occurs, it is likely that conducting the non-parametric equivalent of the analysis is more appropriate.

### How do you test for equal variances?

There are two ways to test if this assumption is met:

1. Use the rule of thumb ratio. As a rule of thumb, if the ratio of the larger variance to the smaller variance is less than 4, then we can assume the variances are approximately equal and use the two sample t-test.
2. Perform an F-test.

What to do if the Levene test is significant?

You said that if Levene’s test is statistically significant, one should use a non-parametric test rather than a t-test, and suggested a Chi-square test.

What is the null hypothesis of the Levene’s test?

The null hypothesis for Levene’s is that the variances are equal across all samples.

## What if Levene’s test is not significant?

The levene’s test is for checking the equality of variances. A non-significant p value of levene’s test show that the variences are indeed equal and there is no difference in variances of both groups.