Rank Order Correlation
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Long, J. D. 2010. Rank Order Correlation. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Rank order correlation is often used when researchers want to consider only the ordinal aspects of their data. This might be considered when researchers believe their data represent only ordinal aspects of the measurement constructs. There may also be statistical reasons, as when a researcher does not want to assume normality or believes that monotonicity as opposed to strict linearity is plausible.
- nonparametric methods;
- rank order correlation;