Topics:

- Chi-square Distribution
- One Sample Hypothesis Testing of the Variance
- Power of One Sample Variance Testing
- Goodness of Fit
- Independence Testing
- Fisher’s Exact Test
- Effect Size
- Noncentral Chi-square Distribution
- Power of Chi-square Tests
- Confidence Interval for Power and Effect Size of Chi-square Tests
- F-Distribution
- Two Sample Hypothesis Testing to Compare Variances
- Power of Two Sample Variance Testing
- Noncentral F Distribution

Hi Dr. Charles,

Please I’ll like to know what decision to take when the tabular or critical Chi-square value is 12.59 and the calculated value is 11.40. Should I accept or reject the null hypothesis (since the difference is just 1.19)?

Regards

Iro

Iro,

At least for the tests shown in the website, the chi-square tests are generally right tail tests. Thus if the test statistic is greater than the critical value, then you reject the null hypothesis (aka a significant result). Otherwise you should retain the null hypothesis (note we don’t use the term accept the null hypothesis). For your situation, you would retain the null hypothesis. The fact that the difference is small or large doesn’t change this.

Charles

Thanks so much.

Iro

Dear Charles,

I’d be grateful if you could help me with this one.

Well, let’s say that someone needs to see whether the “type of reasoning” that the respondents use (values: x and y) has something to do with the items (values: flower, bug) about which they are asked in two different scenarios (values: growth scenario, feelings scenario) .

To be more clear, the participants are asked about “item1-scenario1”, “item1-scenario2”, “item2-scenario 1” , “item2-scenario2”.

Does the researcher need to proceed with two different 2×2 contigency table in order to separately test “type of reasoning – item” and “type of reasoning – scenario”?

Or it could ok for them to proceed with one 2×4 contigency table and test “type of reasoning – “question””, where by “question we mean the item and the scenario in which it is integrated at the same time.

Looking forward to you response.

Thank you very much for your time,

Maria

Maria,

It really depends on what you are trying to test. You can use a 2 x 4 table with the four categories being “item1-scenario1”, “item1-scenario2”, “item2-scenario 1” , “item2-scenario2”, as you have suggested.

If you want to model types of reasoning x items x scenarios, then you need a 2 x 2 x 2 contingency table. You can analyze these types of tables using log-linear regression, as described on the webpage

Log Linear Regression (3-way contingency tables).

This approach will be more complicated and may not be necessary for your needs.

Charles

Thank you for your response. I appreciate your help very much.

Sir, i’d like to ask. I’d like to know how to solve an over-all F-value for two F-value results?

the two F-values are 0.399 and 0.793? how do i get its over-all F-value?

I’m not sure what an over-all F-value would mean? Why do you need such a statistic?

Charles

So helpful website considering the fact that am data analyst trainer.

Joshua,

I am very pleased that you find the website helpful in your work as a data analyst trainer. I plan to add more things to the website so please stay tuned.

Charles

Dear Charles

It has been 3 years since I started visiting the site, till now 2016 the site is still impressive to me.Bless you

Thanks Joshua for your loyal support.

Charles