# How to find the Chi-Square Critical Value in Excel?

The chi-square critical value can be found in Excel by using the CHIDIST function. This function takes two arguments: the chi-square value and the degrees of freedom. The function then returns the probability associated with the given chi-square value and degrees of freedom. Knowing the probability associated with a given chi-square value and degrees of freedom allows you to determine if the observed chi-square value is greater than the critical value. If so, then the null hypothesis can be rejected.

When you conduct a Chi-Square test, you will get a test statistic as a result. To determine if the results of the Chi-Square test are statistically significant, you can compare the test statistic to a Chi-Square critical value. If the test statistic is greater than the Chi-Square critical value, then the results of the test are statistically significant.

The Chi-Square critical value can be found by using a  or by using statistical software.

To find the Chi-Square critical value, you need:

• A significance level (common choices are 0.01, 0.05, and 0.10)
• Degrees of freedom

Using these two values, you can determine the Chi-Square value to be compared with the test statistic.

## How to Find the Chi-Square Critical Value in Excel

To find the Chi-Square critical value in Excel, you can use the CHISQ.INV.RT() function, which uses the following syntax:

CHISQ.INV.RT(probability, deg_freedom)

• probability: The significance level to use
• deg_freedom: The degrees of freedom

This function returns the critical value from the Chi-Square distribution based on the significance level and the degrees of freedom provided.

For example, suppose we would like to find the Chi-square critical value for a significance level of 0.05 and degrees of freedom = 11.

In Excel, we can type the following formula: CHISQ.INV.RT(0.05, 11)

This returns the value 19.67514. This is the critical value for a significance level of 0.05 and degrees of freedom = 11.

Note that this also matches the number we would find in the with α = 0.05, DF (degrees of freedom) = 11.

## Cautions on Finding the Chi-Square Critical Value in Excel

• If any argument is non-numeric.
• If the value for probability is less than zero or greater than 1.
• If the value for deg_freedom is less than 1.
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