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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Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient. Retrieved from http://vassarstats.net/corr_rank.html Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (1986).
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).
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.
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).