Some reasons for not using the Yates continuity correction on 2×2 contingency tables

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Abstract

In a contingency table with fixed marginal totals, and with row totals or column totals equal to each other, the Yates correction and the Kendall-Stuart correction for continuity improve estimates of the unknown probabilities. Otherwise only the Kendall-Stuart correction may be relied on to improve estimates over the chi-square approximation to the uncorrected statistic. If some marginal totals are random, the Yates corrected statistic provides a test different than the test which uses the uncorrected statistic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Volume69
Issue number346
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1974

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