I am trying to understand the application of the following two statistic methods in analyzing protein expression profile in cancer cells vs normal cells:
While I understand the geeky mathematical definitions of the two tests, it has become challenging to understand and disseminate the meaning and application of these two tests to normal biology students.
We are measuring expression profiles of 5 different proteins of interest in 6 samples (A, B, C, D, E, F using mass-spec (Orbitrap Fusion).
A, B, C: normall cells
D, E, F: cancer (glioblastoma cells).
What do the two statistic test mean if we perform them on our data? What do they tell us, why should we use them, and how are the two different from each other?