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st: Fisher's exact test

From   Gwinyai Masukume <[email protected]>
To   statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Fisher's exact test
Date   Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:31:19 +0200


According to some experts, "The traditional Fisher's exact test should
practically never be used."
 Lydersen S, Fagerland MW, Laake P. Recommended tests for association
in 2 x 2 tables. Stat Med. 2009; 28(7):1159-75.

The convention seems to be if any of the boxes in a 2x2 table has less
than 5 entities Fisher's exact test should be used.

When is it correct/appropriate to use Fisher's exact test?

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