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

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: easiest way to get chi-square test
Date   Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:54:55 -0800 (PST)

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

--- On Tue, 22/12/09, B Web <> 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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