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nominal scale  comparison of populations
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Dec 30, 2012 4:14 PM




nominal scale  comparison of populations
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Dec 23, 2012 4:42 PM


Hi,
Using a short questionnaire I have interviewed two populations. For majority of questions the answers are of the nominal type only (there are more than two possible answers which are self excluding and complete). Now, I would like to check if these populations are/are not the same with respect to the frequencies given to answers. Therefore, the every possible answer was coded as a distinct integer number. This gives me a probability distribution. Can I use statistical tests to compare these distributions? If yes  would be the outcome of a test robust to the way in which the numbers are adjusted?
Best, Gruppo



