Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 09:41:04 +0000
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From: Jeffrey Leitzel <leitzel@AC.MARYWOOD.EDU>
Subject: Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA
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Can anyone tell me whether the Chi Square statistic that SPSS
provides when you run the Nonparametric test for k samples is
equivalent to the H statistic. We have run a lot of these tests and
are putting the report together and Huck and Cormier's text provides
different citation formats depending on whether the statistic from
the Kruskal Wallis test is H or a Chi Sq. value. The confusion is
compounded by the fact that the SPSS 7.5 Users guide calls it the
Kruskal Wallis H test, but then the output example shown in the book
(and in the output we get from running the test) clearly has it
labeled as a chi sq. Are these equivalent values? Does anyone have
a reference for calculating this H if they are different, and tables
of critical values?
Any info would be most greatly appreciated.
Jeffrey D. Leitzel, M.A.
Military Family Institute
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA USA 18509
e-mail: LEITZEL@AC.MARYWOOD.EDU OR