rank-order correlation coefficient

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Noun1.rank-order correlation coefficient - the most commonly used method of computing a correlation coefficient between the ranks of scores on two variables
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
distribution free statistic, nonparametric statistic - a statistic computed without knowledge of the form or the parameters of the distribution from which observations are drawn
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Two correlation coefficients are in common use: Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient for nonparametric data and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient for parametric data.
The ordinal scale allowed statistical analysis using Spearman's rank-order correlation coefficient (Zikmund, 1994).
The Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient is a measure of how similar the relative rankings of the journal titles are when comparing each ranked list.
For finding the most important parameter among the four, we calculated the spearman rank-order correlation coefficient (rs) between each of the four rank lists IR, OR, RR, and PR, and the TU rank list.