I am trying to understand the statistical test of the chi-square in Excel. I already made the test but I still don't know how to compute the χ² value and what it means, how to compute the degrees of freedom and how to write a propper APA approved result section. Can anyone help me and explain this in a simple way?
I have a population of n=76. 'Left' = 25 and 'Right' = 51. The hypothesis is you would expect a normal distribution ('Left' =38 and 'Right' = 38). So the question is 'is this distribution a coincidence?' The p < .029. By seeing this outcome I thought there is that is no coincidence that there isn't a normal distribution and it must be due to a variable.
Is it true in this case the degress of freedom is just n-1?