Basic Testing for Categorical Data

  • Tamás Rudas
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


This chapter first discusses tests of hypotheses pertaining to the probability of a binomial distribution and gives a brief review of the fundamental concepts of tests of hypotheses. Exact, randomized, and asymptotic tests are considered. The Pearson chi-squared and likelihood ratio statistics are introduced for tests of fit. The concept of independence, which will play a central role in later chapters of the book, is also introduced for the simple case of two-way tables and tests of independence are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamás Rudas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Social SciencesHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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