Definition of Rank-difference correlation
1. Noun. The most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between the ranks of scores on two variables.
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Distribution Free Statistic, Nonparametric Statistic
Medical Definition of Rank-difference correlation
1. The relationship between paired series of measurements, each ranked according to magnitude, which yields a coefficient known as rho; the value of rho varies from zero (no relationship) to +1.00 (perfect relationship). (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Rank-difference correlation
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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"First, a rank-difference correlation was obtained between each observer's ... A combined ranking from Group I showed a rank-difference correlation with the ..."