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In Defense of the Chi-Square Continuity Correction.
Veldman, Donald J.; McNemar, Quinn
Published studies of the sampling distribution of chi-square with and without Yates' correction for continuity have been interpreted as discrediting the correction. Yates' correction actually produces a biased chi-square value which in turn yields a better estimate of the exact probability of the discrete event concerned when used in conjunction with the usual tables of significant chi-square values for one degree of freedom. Data from a computer simulation demonstrate the validity and importance of using the continuity correction for chi-square with one degree of freedom. (Author)
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