ChiSquare Test for Independence
Day 117  Lesson 11.2
Learning Targets

Perform a chisquare test for independence.

Choose the appropriate chisquare test in a given setting.
Activity: Are Taco Tongue and Evil Eyebrow Independent?
Archived Activity: Gender, Favorite Class Independent?
Activity:
Answer Key:
There is really nothing new that students need to complete this activity. All of the mechanics of the chisquare test for independence are the same as the chisquare test of homogeneity from yesterday.
How Do I Know Which Chisquare Test?
To help organize their thinking about the three different chisquare tests, students should consider the number of variables and number of populations.
Chisquare test for goodness of fit: 1 variable, 1 population.
Chisquare test for homogeneity: 1 variable, 2+ populations/treatments.
Chisquare test for independence: 2 variables, 1 population.
Context Matters!
To help students remember the difference between the three chisquare tests, urge them to recall the context that we used in class to introduce the test. Here are the contexts that we used in the text:

M&M’S –> Chisquare test for goodness of fit

Gummy bears –> Chisquare test for homogeneity

Evil Eyebrow and Taco Tongue –> Chisquare test for independence