> Hi I was just wondering if there is a minimum required value for

> chi-square or is it enough to have sig. under 0.05 and less than 20%

> of the cells with values under 5 for the test to be significant? I've

> heard somewhere that the value should be over 7 or am I wrong?

> Elin Sigurdardottir

That the minimum value of the chi-square test statistic is

7, you mean? I've never heard anything like that. Here is

a summary of the conditions under which the appropriate

chi-square distribution provides a good approximation to the

sampling distribution of the test statistic:

http://www.angelfire.com/wv/bwhomedir/notes/chi_square_assumptions.txt

Cheers,

Bruce

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