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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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Subject: Composite Chi square
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