Your StatsTest Is The Fisher’s Exact Test

You have chosen the Fisher’s Exact Test with your answers to the Choose Your StatsTest questions. To summarize how you got here:

  1. Choose Your StatsTest: You chose Difference. You are looking for a statistical test to compare your sample with another sample or a population average.
  2. Difference: You chose Proportional Variable of Interest. Your variable of interest is proportional, meaning it is usually a percentage or ratio.
  3. Proportional Variable of Interest: You chose Two Group Variables. You only have one group of samples, and you would like to compare that sample with a population average.
  4. Two Group Variables: You chose Two Options. Your group variable can only take on two values. For example, did the customer buy your product (yes/no), what is the customers gender (male/female), etc.
  5. Two Options: You chose Independent Samples. This means the two samples or groups you are comparing are not dependent on each other or influenced by each other. For example, independent groups would be randomly sampled women (group 1) and randomly sampled men (group 2). Another example would be randomly sampled people with blue eyes (group 1) and randomly sampled people with brown eyes (group 2).
  6. Independent Samples: You chose Less Than 10 in a Cell. This means that for one of the options of your group variable, you have fewer than 10 subjects or participants.

If any of these decisions were incorrect for your specific situation or do not accurately describe the nature of your data, please click back to the appropriate step and make the correct choice.

Click here to read more about the Fisher’s Exact Test.