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    Fisher's exact test - 2x1 versus 2x2 contingency table

    Hello everyone, I am having a problem comparing proportions between groups. My problem: A mouse can enter door A or B. I have two groups. In group 1, 90% of mice enter door A, in group 2, 55% of mice enter door A. I want to test whether there is a difference in the proportions of entering...
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    Confounds in chi square in SPSS

    Hello, thank you very much in advance for any that can help me here I am looking to test the likely existence and the strength of the bulemia-suicide association among a database sample. (2) Key recent studies in this field’s have suggested that certain socioeconomic factors, living alone and...
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    Seeking help for the interpretation of model fit indices

    Hi everyone... Please help me with the following question I'm doing my research that one of it aims is to test the model fit of a particular model. I'm having a problem to draw the conclusion of the fit of the model since it has various model fit indices that show different result. Below is...
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    Do the same minimum value requirements apply to chi-square for trend, as chi square?

    Hi, I'm doing a project about dilated kidneys, these can be arranged into mild, moderate and severe. There are 53 patients in total. I want to see if there is a trend in the severity of dilatation between those that have an 'adverse outcome' (like surgery, scarring etc) and those who do not...
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    How do we avoid pseudoreplication while examining stickleback-gender in perch stomach

    We are working on a project were the sex of sticklebacks in perch stomachs are assesed. The question here is; how do we avoid pseudoreplication? We want to find out if there is a difference in consumption of the different sexes AND we want to find out if the ratio differs from the sex-ratio...
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    ANOVA or Chi Square for Nominal Non Parametric Data

    Dear TalkStat Forum members, I was hoping to get some advice over whether I am using the appropriate test for data that I have. The notes of 70 patients were analysed and 2 variables (documentation of postive symptoms yes/no and negative symptoms yes/no) were noted on 4 occasions. An...
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    Which test - most frequently observed species - chi-square, nonparametric or poisson?

    I work for a community group restoring beaches. We've done some preliminary investigation of the vegetation along a shoreline to compare against regional mapping. I have a basic knowledge of statistics but could use some help. 10x100m of shoreline have been sampled to determine dominant...
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    When do I use chi square and when a t-test? I just don't get the difference...

    Hi there, I'm trying to teach myself statistics from a book but I don't understand when I have to use t test and when chi squares. I tried to look it up on google but I still don't get it! To what I understood, you use BOTH for determining if there's a difference between groups and if this...
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    Chi Sqaure and odds ratio help

    Hi all, I was wondering - what's the relationship between chi square and odds ratio? To me it makes sense that these two values are fixed- i.e., if one value changes, the other will. Is it possible to observe the same odds ratio in two different tests with different sample sizes but get a...
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    3 values ordinal variable: Mann-Whitney or Chi-squared?

    Hello, I have an ordinal variable which assumes only 3 values. I need to do a comparison between 2 treatments. I used Mann-Whitney test, since is an ordinal. My "p-value" is quite high (0.9388) which is strange because the values distribution is quite different for each group. Then I...
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    MGF, Moment-Generating Function

    Let X1 and X2 be two independent random variables. Let X1 and Y = X1 + X2 be χ2(r1) (Chi Square) and χ2(r), respectively, where r1 < r. (a) Find the mgf of X2. (b) What is its distribution?
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    Help needed for upcoming exam: Chi square

    Okay...I have calculated my chi square with an answer of 8.33. No alpha is specified (so Im assuming it would be stated as 0.05). Degrees of freedom is 1 Question 1: How do I know what the p value is from this information question 2: what does 8.33 mean? does this correspond to a p value...
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    Chi square observed frequencies help please

    Hi there If anyone could help me , with what is probably a really simple/stupid question, I would be so grateful! It is not through lack of trying and reading to understand this- but I'm still really confused. I have done a chi square 2x3, the assumptions were met as all expected...
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    Question about Chi Square and Fisher Exact Tests

    Hi, I'm very much working in stats by necessity, so much of my knowledge is coming somewhat on the fly. I had a question about two non-parametric tests and I wanted to see if I could get some feedback here.... In my field researchers are suggesting the use of Fisher exact test over chi...
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    Chi square test: how to solve this one ?

    A dentist observed that most of the patients have cavities in their teeths at the right-side of their mouth. (see data: observed values) The hypothesis is that most of the people are right-handed and therefore they brushing their teeths better on the left-side then on the right-side of their...
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    Degrees of freedom for Chi2 normality test

    I have found mixed information in regard to the number of degrees of freedom used to evaluate the chi2 statistics derived to check the normality of a given data set. In one case I found that df = Nbins - 3 and in other cases I have found df = Nbins-1 The idea of this test is to divide the...
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    I'm Confused Between Independent T-Test, Mann-Whitney And Chi Square Test?

    hello everyone, i need your help regarding these statistical tests since i'm not really big on stats. i want to know if there are any significant difference between the two groups in my study. i'm confused which statistical treatment i will be using. here's a little background on my study. i...
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    Chi square and Z test for proportions for nominal data

    I believe that to analyse 2 sets of nominal data chi square test is used ... can't we use Z test for proportions also to analyse 2 sets of nominal data ...
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    Comparing two large categorical data sets with low counts

    I'm studying a biological feature which can be classified into 2^20 categories. These categories can be thought as a dictionary of a fixed-length words made up from an alphabet, to say, 20-letter words from a binary alphabet. I also have two samples consisting of 3 million and 1 million entries...
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    Evaluating Ranked lists

    Hi, I implemented ranking algorithm to rank relevant documents to a given topic. So the algorithm produces ranked list of documents for each topic. For example: Lets say topic A has 25 relevant documents, our experiment select another 25 random documents and rank these 50 document for the...