# Chi Squared

1. Apr 25, 2010

### bennykid123

for a lab report i have to perform a chi squared test... i have no idea how to interprete my results from that chi squared test

I got c^2= .26 and its way under the 3.84 cap.... does that mean i accept the hypothesis or reject it... I get confused about this.... i got 32 and 28 for my two catagories and it should have been 50/50 so im slightly off.

2. Apr 25, 2010

You should reject the null hypothesis if your test statistic, $\chi^2$, is larger than the cutoff. If it is smaller than the cutoff do not reject the null hypothesis (don't say accept the null).