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Spearman's rank correlation


A product-moment correlation coefficient devised as a measure of the degree of agreement between two rankings: Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient (Symbol: ρ)
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  • The average Spearman's rank correlation between temporal pairs was 0.92.
  • We have also calculated the Spearman's rank correlation, and come to qualitatively the same conclusion.
  • Correlations were analyzed with Spearman's rank correlation.


Early 20th century: named after Charles E. Spearman (1863–1945), English psychologist.

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