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Correct Stats to Run?

I am doing a study on body image perceptions and physical activity among adolescents. My hypothesis is adolescents who engage regularly in physical activity will have a more accurate perception of ...
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Chi squared test with expected frequencies coming from another observation

I have done an experiment to test the performance of a system. In this experiment I collected answers from people. These answers are categorical (they were able to select on a 5 points scale). Each ...
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Reporting both Kendall's tau and Goodman's Gamma, does it make sense?

In a data analysis, does it make sense to report both Kendall's tau and Goodman's Gamma? I guess not, since tau looks like a standardized form of Gamma. Or does it add some explanation?
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Spearman's rho to correlate discrete with binary variables

Is it ok to use the Spearman's rho if one has to correlate a binary and a discrete (from 0 to 100) variable? Or Kendall's tau b would be a better choice?
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Trying to determine the similarity of the distributions of labels

I asked this question on stackoverflow first since it is more of an implementation question, but I got no answers yet, therefore I'm asking it here again. I have a dataset which is annotated by 2 ...
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Comparing time series: Pearson correlation, Kendall's tau b or Spearman's rho?

Which correlation coefficient is the most appropriate to compare 2 time series? I want to compare the variation of one variable for 2 regions, have regional data for the last 30 years. Is Pearson ...
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Kendall Tau-b correlation coefficient becomes more significant with many additional ties

Say I have two vectors of length N, x = [1, 10, 12, ..., 5, 6] y = [2, 11, 10, ..., 7, 9] I compute the Kendall tau-b rank order correlation on these two vectors ...
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How outliers can effect the correlation results (Spearman and Pearson)?

How outliers can effect the correlation results (Spearman and Pearson)? I have two series of data. The source of the data are different but both are temperature that are measured by different ...
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If linear regression is related to Pearson's correlation, are there any regression techniques related to Kendall's and Spearman's correlations?

Maybe this question is naive, but: If linear regression is closely related to Pearson's correlation coefficient, are there any regression techniques closely related to Kendall's and Spearman's ...
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Spearman's correlation useful with data that has an upper limit?

I am analyzing weather data from 2 sites, and trying to determine if they are correlated. For the most part, I am able to run linear regressions and Pearson's correlations since the data are ...
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Spearman or Kendall correlation? [duplicate]

I would like to assess the correlation between a 7-category ordinal variable (X) and a number of other variables some of which are ordinal with 3-6 categories, others are continuous and a couple are ...
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Pearson and Spearman correlations - how to determine if they are “similar”?

I would like to know if there are any rules to determine if Pearson's r correlation values are similar to Spearman's rho? For example, if r = -.207 and rho = -.282, are these similar enough to just ...
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Kendall Tau or Spearman's rho?

In which cases should one prefer the one over the other? I found someone who claims an advantage for Kendall, for pedagogical reasons, are there other reasons?

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