Term: Cochran-Armitage Test for Trend

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Last Updated: 2006-06-01


A statistical method of directing chi-squared tests toward a narrower alternative. The test is sensitive to the linearity between a response variable and an explanatory variable, and detects trends that would not be noticed by cruder methods.

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