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### What is the appropriate test of association with one nominal variable and one (ordinal) Likert scale variable?

I have one nominal variable and one (ordinal) Likert scale variable. I've read that in this situation the most appropriate test is the mantel-haenszel linear-by-linear test. However, I've found may ...
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### Hard partitioning of the association matrix

I obtain a co-association matrix $n \times n$ that corresponds to the maximum likelihood estimate of the probability of pairs of variables being in the same cluster. Further suppose that there are $k$ ...
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### How to interpret Fisher Test?

How do I interpret the odds ratio for this fisher test output in R? ...below is my matrix that I input into fisher.test in R: ...and below this is the output of the test in R:
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### Measure of Association between two Ordinal Variables

I have two ordinal variables. One is independent and the other one is dependent variable. I would like to test if there is monotonic relationship between these two or not. I am using Somers' d measure ...
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### Associating processes with load on the system

I am trying to find out the processes on our linux servers that are responsible for load on the system. We have an application server and an Oracle database server (both running Linux). The ...
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### Prediction vs. association, why is prediction model (not association model) the only one that can be validated?

I am trying to understand the difference between prediction and association models, one thing I don't understand is in his slide http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~yandell/stat/50-year/Wei_LJ.pdf, Wei says ...
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### How to find the association/relationship between two continuous variables?

enter image description here Hello, The attached image is the scatter plot of income and age. I understand linear and polynomial relations, but in the above case what is the right way or approach to ...
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### How can I formally describe the count function of the support measure of frequent itemsets

currently composing a lecture on Association Rule Mining, Frequent Item sets. Therefore I need to formally describe the count function of the support measure as occurring int the following forumula : ...
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### Maximal number of possible transactions

Suppose I have a market basket with $10$ transactions and $6$ items. ...
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### Positive dependence and functions of random variables

Is there a notion of positive dependence such that if $X_{1},\dots,X_{n}$ are positively dependent, then for any two functions, $a\left(X_{1},\dots,X_{n}\right)$ and $b\left(X_{1},\dots,X_{n}\right)$, ...
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### Dynamic Time Warping finds erroneous similarity between time series

I am implementing 1NN using DTW as the distance measurement. It finds erroneous similarity between two time series when they are actually not similar. To give an example, let's suppose a & b are ...
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### factors associated with change

Can someone help me to find the factors associate with change. I have repeated measures data of blood glucose of 700 patients for continuous four years. I have few other information about these ...
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### Fisher's exact test vs kappa analysis

I was reading a paper where the authors assessed the association between two different diagnostics tests intended to diagnose the same disease and they performed the analysis with Fisher's exact test. ...
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### Difference Cohen's $\kappa$ and Spearman's $\rho$ [duplicate]

What is the difference between Cohen's $\kappa$ and Spearman's $\rho$?
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### Cointegration test between a stationary and non-stationary time series

I would like to determine if there is any association between two time series. One of the time series is stationary, the other is not stationary. In this scenario does a cointegration test make sense ...
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### (Alternative to) Matthews correlation coefficient when only one class is present

In a numerical study I want to assess the performance of a binary classification algorithm learned repeatedly using different training datasets and applied to varying test datasets. The distribution ...
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### Sample size for estimating association between two variables among a group of patients

I'm about conducting a research among a group of patients, aiming to explore the relationship between two characteristics within those group of patients. Each of these 2 characteristics (variables) is ...
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### association between discrete variables and continuous variable

I am having little difficulty with understanding the difference between, testing association between two variables and modelling them. Say I have binary outcome x(sold, not sold), and i have all ...
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### Association between two distributions where only tails matter

I have two bell shaped (but not normally distributed) data sets, A and B. In these, most of the values in the middle can not be trusted, i.e. they are probably noise. I am interested in knowing how ...
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### selecting most similar ordering over many groups

Suppose we have many product categories with 2-4 products in each. Products within each category is ranked according to quality. This 'true' ranking is known, but the goal is to select a model out of ...
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### Evaluating Association Rules Using Kulczynski and Imbalance Ratio

I have a dataset containing information about movies and their genres. From the dataset I have generated association rules from the frequent itemsets that I have mined using the Apriori algorithm. ...
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### compare magnitude of association between pairs of discrete variables?

say I have discrete(nominal) variables Y, X1 and X2. X1 and X2 have different number of levels. I want to assess whether Y is associated more with X1 or X2. I understand that I could use chi-square ...
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### Correlation between two ordinal categorical variables

What is the best statistical test for investigating if there is any correlation between 2 categorical variables? both are satisfaction scores: 1-First variable is: "Overall satisfaction with the ...
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### Measure of association between non-dichotomous ordinal variable and continuous variable

I have to collect and then analyse a large dataset. A particular data input (continuous variable) is laborious to collect and I believe that an ordinal category (1,2,3,4) would correlate closely with ...
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### Bootstrap confidence intervals

I write to you for 3 questions. I want to calculate confidence intervals on different measures of association (Pearson's correlation coefficient, Cramer's V and the Eta-square). I will make the ...
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### Calculate association between text documents [duplicate]

I've got 6000 reports. For each report, I've got a vector with the keywords in it and a vector with the tokens of its abstract. Now I want to calculate some association between those two sets. Is ...
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### Curvilinear relationship between two Likert-Scales - is there any coefficient to measure it?

I have two Likert-scale variables, that values vary from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree". Somehow I know, that many people who stronly disagree on the first scale, strongly agree on the second ...
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### What is the proper association measure of a variable with a PCA component (on a biplot / loading plot)?

I am using FactoMineR to reduce my data set of measurements to the latent variables. Now, the variable map is clear for me to interpret, but I am confused when ...
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### Is it statistically correct to compare two Spearman's $\rho$-values?

I have different variables (A, B, C, D) which are all ordinal scaled. I have another variable (Z) which is ordinal scaled, too. My sample size is approx. 1.500. Is it in the statistical sense correct,...
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### Measures of association, Concordant and Discordant [duplicate]

I want to calculate concordant and discordant pairs on nx2 tables. ...
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### One-way Chi-Square goodness of fit and Cramér's V

Would it make sense to apply a measure of association test like CramÃ©r's V on a 1xk table? I am a bit puzzled because in the literature phi and CramÃ©r V are normally used on 2x2 or bigger ...
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### Non-parametric measure of strength of association between an ordinal and a continuous random variable

I'm throwing here the problem as I received it. I have two random variables. One of which is continuous (Y) and the other one which is discrete and will be approached as ordinal (X). I put below the ...
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### Chi Square test to measure degree of association

I have a categorical variable with binary outcomes 0,1 (say Y), I want to study the association with other variables X1,X2,X3,X4,X5..... most of Xi's are categorical and few of them are continuous. I ...
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### What is the best way to analyze additional attributes in a market basket analysis?

I am performing a market basket analysis of customers and the products they purchased. I did an a priori analysis on all of the transactions on the products they purchased to determine which items ...
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### How to obtain a p-value for the eta measure of association?

How can a P-Value be obtained for an analysis of Eta association? Is there a reference for this?
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### 3-way measure of association, nominal variables

Cramer's V does a great job of capturing the degree of association between two nominal variables. What measure is best suited for capturing a similar association between three nominal variables?
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### How to measure association of nominal values for few observations?

I have a sample with 181 observations. I measured two nominal variables for each observation and now want to calculate the association between the two variables. The problem is that one variable has ...
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### Word association

I'm doing an experiment with moodcongruency (influence of mood on word retrieval). Prior to inducing a mood, the participants will memorize a list of words containing an equal amount of positive, ...
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### Problem with calculating Asymptotic Standard Error for Somer's D

I'm trying to calculate Asymptotic Standard Error (ASE) for Somer's D measure of association for some population data. The formula for variation (sd^2) I've found (in the article specified below) is: ...
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### Generate two categorical variables with a certain association?

Say, I wish to simulate two categorical variables who are associated with each other like in the table: ...
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### How to measure the strength of association between binary variables where the majority of values is zero?

I have two binary variables, $X_1$ and $X_2$, which take value in {0, 1}. The overwhelming majority of their values are 0. I wanted to know if there is a way to appropriately measure their association ...
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### Assessing similarities in “call repertoire” for animal vocalizations

I have count data for number of call types over an interval of time for multiple animals. What I want is (1) a summary of association between call types (i.e., if X1 is large, X2 is small) and (2) a ...
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### Similarity Coefficients for binary data: Why choose Jaccard over Russell and Rao?

From Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences I understand that given $p$ dichotomous (binary: 1=present; 0=absent) attributes (variables), we can form a contingency table for any two objects i and j of a ...
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### What is the distinction between “relationships” and “differences” (particularly in the context of group differences on a numeric attribute)?

What is the distinction between a relationship and a difference in the context of statistics - if you have a nominal variable and an interval variable, when should you use a correlation to measure the ...
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### Measure the relation/association between the outcome and the independent variables

I am running a model (logistic regression) with 20 independent variables in R. Before running the model I calculated the correlation between all the variables and finally selected my variables by ...
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### Quantifying the overlap in sort task results with cells < 5

We have data from two sort tasks where the same items (N=87) were assigned to different types of group ('g' & 'd'). We want to compare the overlap between the assignments to the 'g' groups (N=13) ...
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### What is the optimal distance function for individuals when attributes are nominal?

I do not know which distance function between individuals to use in case of nominal attributes. I was reading some textbook and they suggest Simple Matching function but some books suggest that I ...
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### Is ETA a good measure for computing the efect size between an ordinal and a nominal variable?

I have a nominal and an ordinal variable and I would like to look measure the association that is between the two. For now, I have done Chi-square test and non-parametric Kruskall-Wallis Test and I ...
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### Ordinal trends and finding concordant and discordant pairs

A pair is concordant if the subject ranked higher on X also ranks higher on Y. The pair is discordant if the subject ranking higher on X ranks lower on Y. The pair is tied if the subjects have the ...
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### Calculating Jaccard or other association coefficient for binary data using matrix multiplication

I want to know is their any possible way to calculate Jaccard coefficient using matrix multiplication. I used this code ...