
Definition of Biserial correlation
1. Noun. A correlation coefficient in which one variable is manyvalued and the other is dichotomous.
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Coefficient Of Correlation, Correlation, Correlation Coefficient
Lexicographical Neighbors of Biserial Correlation
Literary usage of Biserial correlation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Validity of Testing in Education & Employment by Eileen R. Rudert (1997)
"Its point biserial correlation will be lower, even negative. ... Thus, the point
biserial correlation coefficient maintains a bias in favor of the status ..."
2. PISA 2000 technical report by Margaret Wu (2002)
"For each item, the number of students, the percentage of students and the
pointbiserial correlation were provided for each valid category. ..."
3. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"The point biserial correlation of flush/no flush with the total number of other
symptoms reported is only 0.11—highly significant, given the sample size, ..."
4. Pisa 2003 Technical Report by Ray Adams (2005)
"For each item, the number of students, the percentage of students, the pointbiserial
correlation, and studentcentred Item Response Theory (IRT) ability ..."