PROPHET StatGuide: Goodness of Fit (Chi-square) Test

The chi-square goodness-of-fit test can be used to test the null hypothesis that the population distribution from which the data sample is drawn is the same as the hypothesized distribution.



To properly analyze and interpret results of the chi-square goodness-of-fit test, you should be familiar with the following terms and concepts:

If you are not familiar with these terms and concepts, you are advised to consult with a statistician. Failure to understand and properly apply chi-square goodness-of-fit test may result in drawing erroneous conclusions from your data. Additionally, you may want to consult the following references:

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Last modified: February 20, 1997

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