How can we compare the F2 values of the vowels produced by ten speakers? There are only two vowels to be investigated. Therefore, 20 vowels are produced in total. I believe paired t-test is the way to go but I am not sure. That's why I need your help. Thanks in advance.

  • Is there only those parameters you want to investigate? So you don't take into account gender.
    – amegnunsen
    Dec 4, 2019 at 11:03
  • Or surrounding consonantal / vocalic context? Or age, geography?
    – user6726
    Dec 4, 2019 at 15:33
  • All the vowels were produced by males, aged 20-26. They are all native speakers and use the standardized language. Dec 4, 2019 at 16:58
  • I am fairly sure that paired t-test is not correct. This is really not a linguistics question, it's a statistical question. If you have 10 people saying "sit" vs. "seat" once, you don't have enough data to be drawing an inference.
    – user6726
    Dec 5, 2019 at 1:06
  • This was a hypothetical question and all I wanted to know was which statistical analysis one should use when comparing F2 values of, say, enough data. If you think paired t-test is wrong choice, could you help me understand which one should be used? Dec 5, 2019 at 6:06


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