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Data Analysis with Stata by Swizec Teller

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Fisher's exact test

Fisher's exact test is utilized when there is a need for a chi-square test, but one or more than one row in your observation dataset have five or less values in terms of frequency. The basic assumption in a chi-square test is that the frequency of the values in the rows of the given dataset is five or more than five. Fisher's exact test does not need this assumption:

tabulate model fridge_type,
exact

Here are the results of this query:

Fisher's exact test

This outcome tells you that fridge_type and model are not statistically related (that is p is equal to 0.652). Fisher's test computes the p-value directly. Here is the mathematical derivation of ...

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