Accession Number : AD0635375

Title :   COMMENT ON CORRELATION COEFFICIENT USE

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Avner, R A

PDF Url : AD0635375

Report Date : Jul 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In computing the Pearson r, observations are identified on a nominal scale. The values assigned these observations are measured on a ratio or interval scale. Confusion of these two facts has led to the mistaken assumption that the Pearxon r can measure degree of association between nominally measured variables.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE