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Measures of the association between variables, a more general concept than correlation

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Comparing observed binomial data with data simulated from a physical model

I have ~20 datasets which contain data that I assume is, conditional on a single variable, binomially distributed. I have built a physical model of the process generating the data and can simulate ...
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Interpretation of chisquare and odds ratio

I am studying te association between variables and used the chisquare test and the odds ratio of fisher exact test. I would like to know the exactly interpretation that i can do. The main variable is ...
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Which statistical analysis model to use to calculate the relationship between diabetes incidence and endothelial function?

I have longitudinal data with 2 follow ups at year 1 and 3. At baseline we have measure of endothelial function and we want to calculate the relation ship between endothelial function and diabetes ...
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Relationship between two categorical variables

I have collected data for Dish Name, Cooking Method, Type of Dish, Cuisine and Nature ( given below ). I am trying to find out relationship between Cuisine and Type of Dish. I have tried to implement ...
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Correct use of the sample weights in a complex survey design for association analysis (Logit OR)

I've doubts about the correct use of sample weights in the NHANES survey, which uses a complex, multistage probability sampling design (1). I'm aware about the importance of the use of the sample ...
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association rule graph understanding

What does the direction of arrows stand for? Some arrow going into the bubble, and some arrows pointing out the bubble to a specific item. Very lost.
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Interpretation of R output from Cohen's Kappa

I have the following result from carrying out Cohen's kappa in R ...
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Get association of categorical variables

I do a text analysis where I want to identify dependencies among categorical variables, for example let's take this dataset: ...
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If 'B is more likely given A', then 'A is more likely given B'

I am trying to get a clearer intuition behind: "If $A$ makes $B$ more likely then $B$ makes $A$ more likely" i.e Let $n(S)$ denote the size of the space in which $A$ and $B$ are, then Claim: $...
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For a meta-analysis study, is it correct to derive specific haplotypes from multiple studies that report varying number of SNPs at a gene locus?

My question is based on conducting a meta-analysis on the association of multiple variants in a single gene with a complex disorder using published case-control studies. For my study, around 5 well-...
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Optimation Association Rule Using Genetic Algorithm

i have association rules that i got from FP-Growth algorithm and i want to optimize that association rules using Genetic Algorithm so i can get the strong rules. Does anyone know how to bring the ...
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If I have less than 5 elements in a cell is there a way to use Chi Squared? [duplicate]

I have some data which has less than 5 elements in a cell, which would usually lead to fishers test being used instead. However, I'm unable to use fishers as there's not enough memory for it. chi ...
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How to measure the association/correlation between two unordered category distributions

I have seen the questions like Correlations with unordered categorical variables , but I cannot implement the chi-square test since I don't have a chi-square table representing joint distribution. ...
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Pointwise Mutual Information Word Dependency

I have pre-defined concepts which are either a single word or couple of words that refer to a concept.( In the context of machine learning for instance, covariance matrix is a concept). I am trying to ...
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Independence and strength of association between categorical variables

I am pursuing my master's thesis in Global Health at Uppsala University. One step in my statistical analysis involves "consumption of ultra-processed food (UPF)" as the independent variable (having 3 ...
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correlation between binary dependent variable and independent ones

I ran a logistic model to predict a YES/NO (equivalent to 0 or 1, that is a binary variable) through a stepwise selection (I have either categorical and numerical variables). I was then asked to ...
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Analyzing/modelling discrete numerical responses and determining associations based on categorical co-variates

I need and would be grateful for some advice regarding the analysis of some data that has been gathered and coded by a third party. The data is part of a project regarding performance in the health ...
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What test to use with many groups and interactions

I am trying to design an experiment with impact of many factors on one variable, the basic idea is to measure variable A when facing factor 1, factor 2, factor 3, etc. Secondly I would like to ...
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How to test whether the association between two continuous variables varies by a third variable?

If I have two continuous variables, and want to check whether their association varies by a categorical variable (e.g. gender), is there a formal statistical test for this? I know I can create a ...
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Finding the “optimal” non linear relationship between two variables

I am looking for finding associations between a binary outcome regarding women fertility and several potential risk factors. Since this study is quite exploratory, I was planning to include all my ...
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Association rule lift ratio converging to 0.5, is it not independent?

As far as I know, lift is a measure used in association rules to see whether there is a positive association between two items(instances?) I've done a simple (possibly wrong) simulation with lift ...
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How to compute p-value for Goodman and Kruskal's lambda and tau

How do I calculate p-values for Goodman and Kruskal's lambda and/or tau tests for association between categorical variables (measure improvement in predictability of the dependent variable given the ...
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Association, relationship and correlation

Are measures of association, relationship and correlation the same? Different textbooks uses those words interchangeably and Im wondering if the they are the simply the same...
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Calculation of relative performance gain

I want to measure the improvement of students using exam marks of semester 1 to semester 3. The following detail should be considered when calculating the measure; If Student A get 30 (sem 1) and 50 (...
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how to measure the correlation between non-normally distributed numeric variable and nominal variable?

I have two nominal variables and some numeric variables. The first nominal variable is a binary one. I want to measure the correlation between this binary variable and the other numeric variables. ...
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How can a variable have a positive association through logistic regression, yet a negative association through Cox regression?

I am undertaking some medical research using R. My outcome of interest is mortality in the intensive care unit. Data My data looks like this (there are ~15,000 rows). ...
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Measuring association between continous independent variable and categorical dependent variable

I'm interested in measuring how rates of a certain event associate with a continuous variable. For example, here's a set of 14 people, their age, and whether or not they had the flu this year. This ...
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Why is Kendall's tau not consistent?

Kendall's tau measures the concordance between the two observations. For example, for $(X_1, Y_1)$, and $(X_2, Y_2)$, the pair is said to be concordant if $X_1 > X_2$ and $Y_1 > Y_2$, or $...
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Should I go back to do conventional logistic regression after LASSO logistic regression?

I used to use simple (multivariable) logistic regression plus stepwise regression to select important predictive variables. Though, I saw many critics on this method. Thus, I plan to use LASSO and ...
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What are the thresholds for strength of association?

As I was studying Cramers-V I saw two different Youtube videos authoritatively hand down 2 different sets of thresholds for strengths of measures of association. The first video said that 0-.29 was ...
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Statistical association test between ordered and unordered variable

I want to test the association between 2 variables : - one is an ordered factor from quantiles of a numeric value ("Q1", "Q2", "Q3", "Q4") - the other is an unordered factor from groups of a ...
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Generalized Sensitivity and Specificity

I'm interested in notation and terminology regarding performance measures related to Sensitivity (SEN) and Specificity (SPC). These two measures are commonly used in binary classification problems. I'...
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Correlation between a continuous variable with the 'slope' of repeated intensity measures (50%, 100%, 200%…)

I have data where I assess pain scores to different intensities of electrical stimulation. Every subject is given 50%, 100%, 200%, 300% and 400% of their pain threshold intensity (i.e the intensity ...
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Significance of association between categorical variables

I am analyzing survey data collected among plant breeders. I want to know if there is any association between some of the variables we collected, namely their perception of climate change and the ...
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If X can predict Y in regression, why isn't Y guaranteed to predict X?

Intuitively, if X can predict Y in a multiple linear regression model, $y$ = $\beta_0$ + $\beta_1$$X$ + $\beta_2$$Z$ + $e$ X and Y are associated. Since there's an association between them, why is ...
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Association rules between many continuous variables

I have a large dataset and I'm trying to mining association rules between the variables. My problem is that I have 160 variables among which I have to look for the association rules and also I have ...
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Is there a Correlation metric for Categorical vs Numerical features? [duplicate]

I've been searching for some time for a correlation metric analogous to the Pearson correlation value for numerical vs numerical features, or Cramér's V for categorical vs categorical features, but ...
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Statistical Significance Test (Genotypes and Race)

I've been trying to think of the best way to approach testing for associations of genotypes (i.e. D/D, D/I, I/I) with ethnicity (i.e. African Americans, etc). Specifically, I would like to test ...
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Intuitive meaning behind support, confidence, lift and conviction

I'm learning about association rules and came across the common interestingness measures support, confidence, lift and conviction. I'm interested in the intuition behind your decision-making process ...
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Boschloo's exact test

I have following data in R: d1 <- matrix(c(24,2,63,11),2,2, dimnames=list(X=c("present", "absent"),Y=c("present", "absent"))) I want to test ...
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Searching for a mathematical tool to study relationships between time series

I have three kind of time series data. Traffic flow data (jam factor, average speed) Weather data (for example temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, wind direction) Pollution data (PM 2.5, PM ...
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Measures of association between nominal variables with the same categories (paired nominal data)

Scenario: I am conducting a study in which I am comparing a ‘gold standard’ assessment protocol with an experimental assessment protocol for a health variable of interest, over a common set of study ...
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Interaction vs Association

What is the difference between interaction and association? (It would be great if someone explains it to me by a plot or example). Can we have interaction between two continuous variables? Also, do ...
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Similarity between time series

Consider two sets A and B of time series, with dimensions (Txn) and (Txk) respectively and k Each time series in A is associated to one or more series in B. The association is based on some prior ...
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What does “If a zero is present in the crosstabulation, no association can be assessed.” mean?

On this website, I found that one of the assumptions for nominal association measures tests (such as Cramer's V) is that "If a zero is present in the crosstabulation, no association can be assessed."(...
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What (test) should I do to measure association between two ordinal variables but some cells were found to equal zero when crosstabulated?

I've been scouring and asking on forums (such as this) and the web for answers as I'm trying to test the strength of the relationship between two ordinal variables from my questionnaire. I found after ...
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What test do I use for two variables that are ordinal and seem to have a non monotonic relationship? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the right test for association for two likert scale, ordinal variables from a questionnaire I did: "How often do you recycle" - (1) Almost Daily, (2)2-3 times a week, (3)Once a ...
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Regarding the interpretation of Cramers'V and Phi

How should I interpret Cramer's V when I have more than two variables in cross-tabulation table? Does the order of variables matter? E.G Gender , Age , Job , Income level Is Cramer's V the ...
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Quantifying the 'agreement' between the distribution of age in two populations

I have a set of patients, of which a subset are 'enrolled' patients who were included into a study (the study population). For all the patients I have some limited data, including their age at the ...