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    Significance test for gender differences in groups




    Hi everyone,

    I have 5 different treatments and want to test whether there are statistically significant more women/ men in one treatment than the other. Male has the value 1 and female the value 2.
    I don't know what kind of test is applicable to this situation. Probably the wilk's lambda is suitable... what do you guys recommend?

    Thank you all very much,
    kind regards,

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    Re: Significance test for gender differences in groups

    Are you saying that you count the number of men and women in each treatment group and want to know if the expected gender ratio is the same in each treatment group?... In that case you would use a chi-square test for independence, as long as the expected count in each (gender, treatment) sub-group is >= 5.

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    Re: Significance test for gender differences in groups

    Hi staassis,

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, but since I have 5 treatment groups I would have to conduct 10 chi-square tests. Is there no option that compares directly all 5 groups and gives me one significance?

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    Re: Significance test for gender differences in groups


    No, you run just one chi-square test to explore potential association between 5 treatment groups and 2 genders.

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