Term: Exact Binomial Statistics

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20

Definition:

A test of the statistical significance of deviations from a theoretically expected binomial distribution of observations into two or more categories. Unlike a chi-square goodness-of-fit test, exact tests are accurate even for data that have few observations in each cell.

For more information, see SAS Support - Exact Test web page at: http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/anlystug/58352/HTML/default/viewer.htm#chap9_sect3.htm (accessed April 20, 2012).

References 

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