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Spearman rank correlation coefficient


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In statistics, a correlation coefficient computed on scores that consist of or have been converted to ranks. It is mathematically equivalent to the product-moment correlation coefficient after converting the raw scores to ranks. Also called rho. Symbol: ρ. See also correlation. [Named after the English statistician and psychologist Charles Spearman (1863–1945) who devised it]

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Psychology.


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