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    Dear TalkStatsers,

    I've been puzzling my head all weekend as to what statistical test I should use for the following question;
    "Who do you think is better in Mathematics?"
    A. Male students
    B. Female students
    C. There is no differentiation according to gender

    I started by using a x2 independence test because I have two nominal variables. However in a note under "Chi-Squate test" table, said that more than 20% of my cells had expected count less than 5. So, my results from this test are not valid and I have to use another test.
    My problem is that I don't know which test to use. If someone knows, could you please give me some advice?

    Thank you in advance for taking the trouble to help me!!

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    Re: Which test to use except x2 for nominal variables

    You could try a permutation chi squared test.

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    Re: Which test to use except x2 for nominal variables


    Quote Originally Posted by Curtains White View Post
    Dear TalkStatsers,

    I've been puzzling my head all weekend as to what statistical test I should use for the following question;
    "Who do you think is better in Mathematics?"
    A. Male students
    B. Female students
    C. There is no differentiation according to gender

    I started by using a x2 independence test because I have two nominal variables.
    Hi,
    actually you have only one variable : gender and this has two levels Male and Female. Maybe you did not set up the Chi-squared test correctly?

    Regards

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