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    Reporting of Fisher's exact test??




    I used a Fisher's exact test to look at one of my 2x2 tables with low cell counts. I have no idea how to report that in my paper.

    For example, when I run a F Test I usually write (F=???, p<???)...

    What do I write for a fisher's exact test in parenthesis?

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    Report in a similar fashion, but instead:

    (Chi, df = x; P=z)

    or

    (G=x; P= z)

    some just use:

    (p=x; FET)

    depending on the your reporting standards.

    Phil

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    Thanks for the quick response. I am really nor familiar with reporting standards. I usually publish qualitative work and hardly ever a quantitative piece.

    When I look at your answer, I know Chi stands fro chi-square...so even though I ran a fishers exact, that still classifies as a chi square? I know what the df and p stands for.

    In your second option, what is G?

    What is the most common way to report this you think?

    Thanks so much already, Steph

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    Your output might give you to chi sq values. the chi sq value and the exact chi sq value. Use the later with your df and p-value.

    for more info, see this link:

    http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/statfishers.html

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