Tetrachoric Correlation: A Permutation Alternative

Long, Michael, Berry, Kenneth and Mielke, Paul (2009) Tetrachoric Correlation: A Permutation Alternative. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69 (3). pp. 429-437. ISSN 0013-1644

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013164408324463


An exact permutation test is provided for the tetrachoric correlation coefficient. Comparisons with the conventional test employing Student’s t distribution demonstrate the necessity of using the permutation approach for small sample sizes and/or disproportionate marginal frequency totals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tetrachoric correlation coefficient, dichotomous variables, small sample, permutation
Subjects: G300 Statistics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 10:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24046

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