Question: (Closed) Statistical Test For Determining Persistence of Road Network (could be pathway).
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suntzualex0 wrote:


The question i have is not about biology, i'm just hoping to find someone clever enough to know the answer here.

In a study done on archeological findings (specifically infrastructural findings) near or on modern roads, which statistical test would one use to determine if these findings are significantly found near or on modern roads or just found on a random road network (or just found randomly, which is kind of impossible since there is an underlying pattern). The way the study is set up is with a grid overlying charts, counting archeological findings on the grid and determining the percentage of findings on or near modern roads on that map, however what about the significance??

The problem is with the "random road network", i don't know how to deal with that, it is quite different from random dots on a grid.

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ADD COMMENTlink written 2.7 years ago by suntzualex0

I'd suggest that you post this question on Cross Validated, and post an example of your data in more detail. I might not have understood your question properly, but have you considered a hypergeometric test?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by andrew.j.skelton735.7k

Thank you Andrew!

Every clue is helpful i have looked at the wikipedia page for the hypergeometric distribution and test, it looks promising.

Again thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by suntzualex0

Hello suntzualex!

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Not a bioinformatics question.

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ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

I apologies i completely agree next time i have a statistics question i will pose it on cross validated.

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