Journal of Pediatric Sciences

A Review of Statistical Techniques for 2x2 and RxC Categorical Data Tables In SPSS

Cengiz BAL, Fikret ER, Harun SONMEZ
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In this study, a review of statistical techniques for RxC categorical data tables is explained in detail. The emphasis is given to the association of techniques and their corresponding data considerations. Some suggestions to how to handle specific categorical data tables in SPSS and common mistakes in the interpretation of the SPSS outputs are shown.


Categorical data, Chi square, Likelihood Ratio, Fisher's exact test, Yates, Mantel-Haenszel Test, Exact tests

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