A Comparison between Entropy-Based Association Measures and other Qualitative Association Measures

Atif Evren, Elif Tuna


There are various statistics to measure the degree of association between qualitative variables in literature. Among them, some to mention are Pearson p ( the coefficient of contingency), phi-square, Tschuprow's contingency coefficient, and Cramér's contingency coefficient. In addition, statistics derived from the concept of entropy like mutual information, Kullback-Leibler divergence and Jeffreys divergence can also be used in measuring association.


Measures of association, coefficients of contingency, Kullback Leibler divergence, Jeffreys divergence.

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