# What type of data should a chi-squared test be applied to?

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Feb 19, 2016

#### Answer:

The Chi-square test analyzes categorical data.

#### Explanation:

The Chi-square test analyzes categorical data. It means that the data has been counted and divided into categories. It will not work with parametric or continuous data. It tests how well the observed distribution of data fits with the distribution that is expected if the variables are independent.