Experience 13 - Goodness Of Fit (GOF) Tests

Goodness-of-Fit Tests



The goodness-of-fit test will provide us with an inferential procedure for testing whether a frequency distribution follows a specific shape. In many situations testing the mean alone is not enough and we need to know if a data set is distributed a certain way.

Learning Objectives

  • Know the basic features of the chi-square distribution
  • Understand the procedure for conducting goodness-of-fit tests

Performance Criteria

  • The learner will calculate p-values for goodness-of-fit tests using technology
  • The learner will write up each part of a goodness-of-fit test using  correct notation and complete sentences.
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Chapter 11  (This is a video by the authors covering chapter 11. Just watch the parts relating to sections 11.1-11.2)

Goodness-of-Fit Test (TI-84)

Goodness-of-Fit Test (Excel)

Click on "Textbook" to view the reading assignment for this experience or read sections 11.1-11.2 from your print or digital copy.


  1. Review - Read the above components and post any questions in the forum below. 
  2. Practice - Complete the practice exercises that follow.
  3. Think - Answer the Critical Thinking questions in the "Critical Thinking" forum. 
  4. Apply - Complete the Application Problems and upload your completed file
  5. Assess - Complete the Peer Assessment for this Experience.

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