# Is error rate data normally distributed?

#### pp664

##### New Member
Hi All,
I have performed an experiment where I collect the number of 'typing errors' that has occurred. For instance, a user entered 51 different numbers out of which he/she mis-typed 8 numbers. Thus error rate will be (8/51)*100 = 15.68%. Now, I have collected 14 participants' error rate data. All I need to know is that if the error rate data is normally distributed or not?

I performed the 'Shapiro-Wilk' test of normality which resulted in p = .69

With this information can I conclude that the data is normally distributed? From a theoretical standpoint, is the 'error-rate' normally distributed?