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Re: st: easiest way to get chi-square test


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: easiest way to get chi-square test
Date   Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:54:55 -0800 (PST)

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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--- On Tue, 22/12/09, B Web <webicky@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have some group data (2 groups),
> but my question is about the counts
> (or averages) between groups.
> 
> tab group, sum( tot_asian)
> tab group, sum( tot_white)
> tab group, sum( tot_pacisland)
> tab group, sum( tot_afam)
> 
> I would like to get a chi-square test, but not sure how to
> easily get these down to a 2x2 table where I can do a 
> chi-square test across group on counts on average.  The 
> tot_ variables are continuous, but I think the chi-square
> test is the right thing here.

The key to determining the right test is specifying the 
null-hypothesis, i.e. determining what it is that you 
want to test. So, what is your null-hypothesis?

-- Maarten


      

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