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Topic: nominal scale - comparison of populations
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nominal scale - comparison of populations
Posted: Dec 23, 2012 4:42 PM
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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?


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