Definition of Rank-order 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
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Literary usage of Rank-order correlation
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The horizontal direction (dimension 3) has a Spearman rank-order correlation of 0.87 (significant at less than 0.001), with the ranking based on the ratio ..."
2. Closing the Cereals Gap with Trade and Food Aid by Barbara Huddleston (1984)
"Using rank order correlation to test the hypothesis that the volume imported in 1981 tended to be ... A rank order correlation test of the hypothesis ..."
3. General Science Instruction in the Grades: Pt. I, A Quantitative Analysis of by Hanor A. Webb (1921)
"Since only ranks, and not quantities, are involved in these six ideal groups, Pearson's formula does not apply, but the Rank Order Correlation according to ..."
4. Community-based Interventions For Smokers: The Commit Field Experience by Beti Thompson, David M. Burns, William R. Lynn, Donald Shopland (2004)
"There also was a significant rank order correlation between community receipt indices and the quit rate for the light-to-moderate cohort (rank order ..."
5. Sas/stat 9.1 User's Guide by SAS Institute, Virginia Clark (2004)
"It computes Spearman's rank-order correlation, Kendall's tau-b, ... PROC CORR also computes Spearman's partial rank-order correlation and Kendall's partial ..."
6. Women in Rice Farming: Proceedings of a Conference on Women in Rice Farming by International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"For this purpose, the concept of rank-order correlation coefficient is next measured, again using the Shiga Data, as is shown in Table 3.6. ..."