# How to use SPSS to calculate a chi-square

State the statistical assumptions for this test.

Using the data set you have selected, choose independent and dependent variables.

Develop the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.

Use SPSS to calculate a chi-square.

Decide whether to reject or retain the null hypothesis.

Generate syntax and output files in SPSS.

Based on your SPSS analysis, report the results using correct APA format. Include SPSS syntax and output files in the report

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Chi-square

State the statistical assumptions for this test.

Assumptions:

1. The data or sample should be independent of each other.

2. The data should be ordinal or nominal.

3. No more than 20% of the cells have an expected frequency less than 5 for table larger than 2x2.

4. A sample size should be large enough to get the expected count cell count of at least 5 or more than 5.

Independent Variable: supportgen -> Support for lwop in general

Dependent Variable: polview -> political views

Null Hypothesis (Ho): ...

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The expert determines how to use SPSS to calculate a chi-square.