I have two datasets of absolute distances to a single point in a 2D space. I have reasons to expect that if I had the sign and magnitude of these distances, my datasets would be normally distributed with a mean of zero.
Think of the datasets to be the absolute distances from the Bull's eye in a game of darts. I have a set of these distances for two different players, and I would like to compare the performance of the two players (both players had to aim for the Bull's eye).
I think the 'folded normal distribution' applies to my dataset. Since I would like to compare the two datasets, I need to answer the following questions.
- How can I verify that I indeed have a 'folded normal distribution'?
- How can I compare the (means of) these two datasets in this distribution? For example, am I allowed to use ANOVA?