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I've divided them up into 4 categories...Is this also called categorical data?

how can I find if there is a statistical difference between the candy they prefer?

Is this for a class project?

Yes.

If by this you mean that you are curious whether the scores are evenly distributed among your four categories (frequency = 34/4 = 8.5 in each category), use a chi-square goodness of fit test.

Is this for a class project?

If by this you mean that you are curious whether the scores are evenly distributed among your four categories (frequency = 34/4 = 8.5 in each category), use a chi-square goodness of fit test.

Is this for a class project?

How do I run a chi-square goodness of fit? When I input the data into my SPSS I got an error. The first question in the survey was do you like candy 1=yes 2=no, I have 32 "1s" in column 1 and 2 "2s" in column 2. What do I click/etc. to get a p value? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK Thanks. If I want to run 4 variables up against another, how can I input them to get 1 p-value? I keep messing around with the rows/columns but ultimately get 3 p values

E.g., it would be useful if you first learned how to describe your data and to state your research question(s) properly. You said you divided the group into 4 subgroups, but now you say each participant has 3 values, not just 1 (his grouping category). That's confusing.

With kind regards

K.

Homework/trying to learn general statistics for just everday kind of use. I like doing surveys just to find out stuff about my student body (I plan on pursuing a PhD when I'm older in sociology so I need to learn how to do this kind of stuff).

However as an example of categorical data on which to try out a chi square test your example works fine. Practicing stats if you plan on a grad degree is certainly a good idea.

Try following this for doing it on SPSS:

http://www.stat.vcu.edu/help/SPSS/SPSS.GoodnessOfFit.PC.pdf