Compute and interpret the Spearman correlation coefficient and test for significance. • The...

Compute and interpret the Spearman correlation coefficient and test for significance.

• The Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient (r) is a measure of the direction and stre~gth of the linear relationship between two ranked factors. The formula for the Spearman correlation coefficient is

• The steps to compute a Spearman correlation coefficient are as follows:

Step 1: Average tied ranks. Step 2: Compute preliminary calculations.

Step 3: Compute the Spearman correlation coefficient (rJ

• To test for significance, find the critical values for a Spearman correlation coefficient located in Table B.6 in Appendix B.