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.


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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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