Categorical Data

  • Phillip I. Good


In many experiments and in almost all surveys, many if not all the results fall into categories rather than being measurable on a continuous or ordinal scale: male vs. female, black vs. Hispanic vs. oriental vs. white, in favor vs. against vs. undecided. The corresponding hypotheses concern proportions: “Blacks are as likely to be Democrats as they are to be Republicans.” Or, “the dominant genotype ‘spotted shell’ occurs with three times the frequency of the recessive.” In this chapter, you learn to test hypotheses like these that concern categorical and ordinal data.


Contingency Table Monte Carlo Estimate Original Table Binomial Proportion Permutation Distribution 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip I. Good
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  1. 1.Huntington BeachUSA

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