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1. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

The Chi square statistic is 32.1024 and p value .000016 - its a bit of a non-result because it was quite obvious the nature of the turn-taking depends on the participants. But its nice to have some statistics to support us! I can replicate the site's results with the chi-square formula in...
2. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Hi obh, Thanks, I used the website's calculator and got myself a p statistic - fantastic. I can now muck around with SPSS until I can duplicate the p value. The sample size shouldn't be a problem as the expected frequencies are all above 5 (one of the assumptions chi square) - I assume that's...
3. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

I could not find an example of how to do this in SPSS. For example, I was trying to follow this but did something wrong and the numbers came out weird. I thought that maybe this was because my data would not suit. Alternatively, (and it seems, much more likely) I set it up wrong and pressed...
4. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Sure, I made a table like this Nothing G1--190--220 G2--319--220 G3--163--220 G4--208--220 where 220 is the expected value if they were all the same And used the excel function =CHISQ.TEST(observed range, expected range), which returns the minuscule figure of 7.95483E-14. I did the...
5. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Hi there, Thank you for your help, its much appreciated. Okay, so after searching the internet and textbooks I've found that the way to run chi square test is by running it three times, comparing the counts that I got with their expected values in excel. So, I had four groups, each with...
6. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Hi Obd, Ah! Interesting suggestion! I guess the issue with it is that the data for each person represent interactions - where a person asks a question or uses a name or just finishes a turn indicates a different kind of turn-taking transaction. Two groups would have vastly different patterns...
7. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Thanks for responding, Obd, The groups have different sets of people in them, with different communication styles, I want to get confirmation from this statistic that they are significantly different from each other (not that I mind if it finds they are all the same!). Chi Square seems to be...
8. ### Statistics for categorical data in linguistics use

Hi there! I'm really hoping that somebody is kind enough to help me sort this out. I'm researching turn-taking in conversation, and some of the time the person uses a name at the turn-taking change, sometimes a question, sometimes (rarely!) its name and question, but most often there is no...