ERIC Number: ED114420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Don't Use a Contingency Coefficient, Use Gamma.
Priest, Robert F.; Butler, Richard P.
The advantages of Goodman's Gamma, a measure of association, are discussed in reference to the Pearson coefficient of contingency. Both theoretical and practical advantages and disadvantages are discussed. An empirical comparison of the two measures shows that gamma detects significant relationships which chi square does not, and that gamma is applicable to cases where chi square is not. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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