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Chi square test in SPSS

Interpret the following SPSS computer output for the chi-square test. Variable COMMUTE is "How did you get to work last week?" Variable GENDER is "Are you male or female?"

GENDER
female male total
COMMUTE
at home Count 6 10 16
% within COMMUTE 37.5% 62.5% 100.0%
% within GENDER 7.0% 17.9% 11.3%
% of total 4.2% 7.0% 11.3%

bus Count 16 16 32
% within COMMUTE 50.0% 50.0% 100.0%
% within GENDER 18.6% 28.6% 22.5%
% of total 11.3% 11.3% 22.5%

drive Count 32 17 49
% within COMMUTE 65.3% 34.7% 100.0%
% within GENDER 37.2% 30.4% 34.5%
% of total 22.5% 12.0% 34.5%

passeng Count 24 9 33
% within COMMUTE 72.7% 27.3% 100.0%
% within GENDER 27.9% 16.1% 23.2%
% of total 16.9% 6.3% 23.3%

walk Count 8 4 12
% within COMMUTE 66.7% 33.3% 100.0%
% within GENDER 9.3% 7.1% 8.5%
% of total 5.6% 2.8% 8.5%

Total Count 86 56 142
% within COMMUTE 60.6% 39.4% 100.0%
% within GENDER 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
% of total 60.6% 39.4% 100.0%

Chi-Square tests
Value df Asymp. Sig. (2-sided)
Pearson Chi-Square 7.751a 4 .101
Likelihood Ratio 7.725 4 .102
N of Valid Cases 142

a 1 cells (10.0%) have expected count less than 5. The minimum expected count is 4.73.

Solution Summary

The solution provides step by step method for the calculation of chi square test statistic in SPSS . Formula for the calculation and Interpretations of the results are also included.

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