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Title: An application of Fisher's exact test in linguistic research
Authors: 何萬順
Her, One-Soon;Chuang, Rwei-ju;Chang, Kuang-Chao
Contributors: 心智、大腦與學習研究中心
Keywords: Categorical data;Chi-square test;Contingency table;Significance level;Degrees of freedom;Fisher’s Exact Test (FET);P-value
Date: 2016-02
Issue Date: 2018-01-09 15:48:17 (UTC+8)
Abstract: Fisher’s Exact Test (FET), proposed 90 years ago by the famous pioneering statistician Ronald A. Fisher, is one of the most useful and long-lasting statistical methods for finding the exact permutation significance levels of contingency tables. In particular, for testing whether two classification criteria in 2×2 contingency tables are independent in the situation of small cell frequencies, the much more rapid normal approximation and chi-square calculation are liable to be inaccurate; therefore, the FET can be used instead. In this article, we introduce the FET to the broad audience of researchers/teachers/students in theoretical linguistics by applying the FET to a set of categorical data obtained from research on the mathematical interpretation of plural markers such as the English /-s/ suffix in the world’s languages. We hope the contents of this article can be of meaningful use for the broad audience of readers mentioned above.
Relation: Journal of Probability and Statistical Science, Vol.14, No.1, pp.75-80
Data Type: article
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