Clearly reviews the properties of important contemporary measures of association and correlation. Liebetrau devotes full chapters to measures for nominal, ordinal, and continuous (interval) data, paying special attention to the sampling distributions needed to determine levels of significance and confidence intervals. Valuable discussions also focus on the relationships between various measures, the sampling properties of their estimators and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.

Choosing An Appropriate Measure

A large number of measures have been discussed in this monograph. With so many measures available, it is not always easy to select a suitable one. Nevertheless, the investigator can reduce the number of alternatives by focusing his or her attention on measures that have properties ...

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