One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A statistic measuring the linear interdependence between two variables or two sets of data.
- ‘We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the association between particle diameter size and spirometry parameters.’
- ‘The average of Pearson's correlation coefficient among the five experiments was 0.63.’
- ‘Correlations were performed using Pearson's correlation coefficients.’
- ‘The correlation between clinical variables was evaluated using the Pearson's correlation coefficient.’
- ‘We used Pearson's correlation coefficients to measure the relationship between environmental data and antibody data.’
Early 20th century: named after K. Pearson (see Pearson, Karl).
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