Decomposition of R x C contingency table chi-square: Application to binned DNA fragment size data and population structure analysis
The purpose of this research is to develop a new statistical method to determine the minimum set of rows (R) in a R x C contingency table of discrete data that explains the dependence of observations. The statistical power of the method will be empirically determined by computer simulation to judge its efficiency over the presently existing methods. The method will be applied to data on DNA fragment length variation at six VNTR loci in over 72 populations from five major racial groups of human (total sample size is over 15,000 individuals; each sample having at least 50 individuals). DNA fragment lengths grouped in bins will form the basis of studying inter-population DNA variation within the racial groups are significant, will provide a rigorous re-binning procedure for forensic computation of DNA profile frequencies that takes into account intra-racial DNA variation among populations.
Li, Zhaojue (George Lee), "Decomposition of R x C contingency table chi-square: Application to binned DNA fragment size data and population structure analysis" (1997). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9809548.