(solution) We continue our analysis from previous problem set, this time

(solution) We continue our analysis from previous problem set, this time

We continue our analysis from previous problem set, this time examining the relationship between social class (CLASS) and spending on welfare (NATFARE).

Social Class

Spending on Welfare

Lower Class

Working Class

Middle Class

Upper Class

Total

  Too little

22

95

80

8

205

  About right

14

111

131

8

264

  Too much

11

126

97

9

243

Total

47

332

308

25

712

  • What is the number of degrees of freedom for this table?

  • Calculate the chi-square.

Social Class/Welfare Spending

fo fe fo-fe (fo-fe)squared

(fo-fe)squared/fe

Lower/Too little

22

Lower/About right

14

Lower/Too much

11

Working/Too little

95

Working/About right

111

Working/Too much

126

Middle/Too little

80

Middle/About right

131

Middle/Too much

97

Upper/Too little

8

Upper/About right

8

Upper/Too much

9

xsquared

1. Based on an alpha of .05, do you reject the null hypothesis?

2. Explain the reason for your answer.