Chapter 9. The Many Uses of Chi-Square

  1. Robert C. Elston1 and
  2. William D. Johnson2

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740781.ch9

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists: A Practical Approach

Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists: A Practical Approach

How to Cite

Elston, R. C. and Johnson, W. D. (2008) The Many Uses of Chi-Square, in Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists: A Practical Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740781.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, USA

  2. 2

    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024898

Online ISBN: 9780470740781

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Keywords:

  • chi-square distribution, chi-square test, degrees of freedom;
  • observed and expected values, goodness-of-fit tests;
  • contingency table, dependent (response), variables, independent (factor), variables, association;
  • McNemar's test for matched pairs;
  • combining p-values;
  • likelihood ratio criterion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Chi-Square Distribution

  • Goodness-of-Fit Tests

  • Contingency Tables

  • Inference About the Variance

  • Combining p-Values

  • Likelihood Ratio Tests

  • Summary

  • Further Reading

  • Problems