CTA vs. Disintegrated Chi-Square: Integrated vs. Piecemeal Analysis

Paul R. Yarnold

Optimal Data Analysis, LLC

Experimental designs for which log-linear analysis is the recommended legacy (maximum-likelihood) methodology are usually inappropriately analyzed vis-à-vis series of chi-square analyses conducted on assorted subtables. Disintegrated chi-square analysis is compared with CTA for an application relating physician support and desired smoking status to actual smoking behavior.

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