Spearman’s Rho

August 30, 2012
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(This article was first published on Statistical Research » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Spearman’s Rho Rank Correlation

There are generally three types of correlation that a researcher may encounter: Pearson’s r, Kendall’s Tau, and Spearman’s Rho.  They each have their own uses and applications depending on the data and what you’re trying to achieve.  This example shows how Spearman’s Rho rank correlation is calculated.

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