Definition of Yates's correction in English:

Yates's correction

Line breaks: Yates's cor|rec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˈjeɪtsɪz/

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A correction for the discreteness of the data that is made in the chi-square test when the number of cases in any class is small and there is one degree of freedom.


1930s: named after Frank Yates (1902–94), English statistician.

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