(also Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient)
A statistic measuring the linear interdependence between two variables or two sets of data.
- We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the association between particle diameter size and spirometry parameters.
- We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the relationship between environmental data and antibody data.
- The correlation between clinical variables was evaluated using the Pearson's correlation coefficient.
Early 20th century: named after K. Pearson (see Pearson, Karl).
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