21.035 how to use Chi-square correctly?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 06:45:26 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 35.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 06:37:13 +0100
         From: "Juliana Tambovtseva" <jultamb_at_yandex.ru>
         Subject: how to use Chi-square correctly?

Dear Humanist colleagues, the discussion about reviewing process is
quite on time. My article was turned away because the reviewer wrote
that I use the Chi-square criterion in the way it was used 30 years
ago. I am a linguist but I guess that the calcilation of the
Chi-square should be the same then and now. Am I not correct? I
wonder if anyone can help me to calculate it in the modern way? For
example, we have 22 Verbials in Agatha Christie and 8 - in J.K.
Rowling. Both texts are of the equal size 10 000 words. I calculated
the Chi-square as 6.53. It means that there is a statistical
difference between them at the level of 5%, since the table value is
3.84. I wonder if I calculate it correctly. Looking forward to
hearing from you to <mailto:yutamb_at_mail.ru>yutamb_at_mail.ru Yours
sincerely Yuri Tambovtsev
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