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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A Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient (RHO) was calculated for the relationship between lot size and both coliform bacteria and nitrate contamination using the SYSTAT statistical program 15).
Thus, according to the Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient, the quality index performs as well as an independent expert.
Table 4 shows the Spearman rank-order correlation coefficients for the associations between exposure and chelation challenge response.