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Table 6 Statistical comparison (Mann–Whitney- U -Test) of the differences for the parameter mentioned in the first column for the two domains between the research areas (A), and for each domain separately between the research areas (B)

From: Personal networks: a tool for gaining insight into the transmission of knowledge about food and medicinal plants among Tyrolean (Austrian) migrants in Australia, Brazil and Peru

  A B
Statistical test Asymptotic significance (Mann–Whitney-U-Test)
Parameters Food and medicinal plants Food Medicinal plants
Research areas compared Australia and Brazil Australia and Peru Brazil and Peru Australia and Brazil Australia and Peru Brazil and Peru Australia and Brazil Australia and Peru Brazil and Peru
Network size 0.045 0.001 0.075 0.560 0.065 0.289 0.008 0.002 0.115
Network size of individual alters 0.000 0.000 0.021 0.015 0.001 0.147 0.000 0.001 0.092
Network size of non-individual alters 0.008 0.000 0.039 0.025 0.000 0.002 0.169 0.103 0.861
Degree of female individual alters 0.025 0.194 0.691 0.012 0.002 0.359 0.525 0.299 0.131
Degree of male individual alters 0.050 0.001 0.132 0.042 0.000 0.053 1.000 1.000 1.000
Degree of kin individual alters 0.977 0.081 0.135 0.818 0.046 0.053 0.749 0.532 0.816
Degree of non-kin individual alters 0.239 0.000 0.049 0.818 0.031 0.033 0.049 0.004 0.643
IQV diversity of alters 0.069 0.000 0.030 0.065 0.000 0.002 0.523 0.122 0.907
IQV diversity of sex 0.722 0.010 0.025 0.969 0.040 0.065 0.411 0.051 0.182
  1. Bold type indicates significant differences between the research areas.