May Member Training: Seven Fundamental Tests for Categorical Data

by TAF Support

In the world of statistical analyses, there are many tests and methods that for categorical data. Many become extremely complex, especially as the number of variables increases. But sometimes we need an analysis for only one or two categorical variables at a time. When that is the case, one of these seven fundamental tests may come in handy.

These tests apply to nominal data (categories with no order to them) and a few can apply to other types of data as well. They allow us to test for goodness of fit, independence, or homogeneity—and yes, we will discuss the difference! Whether these tests are new to you, or you need a good refresher, this training will help you understand how they work and when each is appropriate to use.

  • Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Test
  • Chi-Square Test of Independence
  • Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Test of Independence
  • Chi-Square Test of Homogeneity
  • Two-Sample Z Test for Proportions
  • Fisher Exact Test
  • McNemar Test of Symmetry

Note: This training is an exclusive benefit to members of the Statistically Speaking Membership Program and part of the Stat’s Amore Trainings Series. Each Stat’s Amore Training is approximately 90 minutes long.

About the Instructor

Kim is a workshop instructor for The Analysis Factor and owner/lead consultant at K.R. Love Quantitative Consulting and Collaboration.

She has worked as a statistical consultant and collaborator in multiple professional roles, most recently as the associate director of the University of Georgia Statistical Consulting Center.

Kim has more than a decade of professional and academic experience in the fields of regression and linear models, categorical data, generalized linear models, mixed effects models, nonlinear models, repeated measures, and experimental design. She has a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and PhD in statistics from Virginia Tech.

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