Statistics for Contingency Tables

  • Find and state a definition of a contingency table that you feel is easy to understand.
  • In your own words, explain what contingency tables are and what they are used for.
  • Explain what type of data is displayed in contingency tables.
  • Explain how contingency tables and their related statistics are used to test for significance of relations among the data.
  • Two statistics that can be used in contingency tables are chi-square and FET. Distinguish between the two statistics.
  • Explain when you would use the chi-square and when you would use the FET.
  • Explain how you would interpret each statistic.
  • Note- Just answer the questions. It does not need to be in an essay format. Be sure to provide references

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