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Date:         Tue, 28 Nov 2006 20:08:15 -0500
Reply-To:     Statisticsdoc <>
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Subject:      Re: Composite Chi square
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1256" Stephen Brand

If I understand the question correctly, you want to know whether the distribution of responses differs between questions within the same section. I am not sure that this can be examined using the chi-squared goodness of fit statistic, since the observations on two items are not independent. However, you might gain some valuable information by running a repeated measures analysis in which question is a within-subject factor.


Stephen Brand, Ph.D.

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-----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of matara Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 8:42 AM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Composite Chi square

Hi all

I have a questionnaire that consists of 4 sections. There are 8 questions in each section. There are 5 responses to each question ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. For each question, I performed the goodness of fit chi square to find out if these are differences between the responses. I want to combine the chi square results that I got for each question to get a composite chi square for each section of my questionnaire. How can I do that?



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