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RE: st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association between two binary variables ?


From   Marcos Vinicius <bioestatistico@inbox.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, STATA LIST <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association between two binary variables ?
Date   Sun, 20 May 2012 13:50:33 -0800

Thank you for the answers.
I was wondering if someone could give a yes/no answer.
Thanks,
Marcos
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cnm100@hotmail.com
> Sent: Sun, 20 May 2012 16:54:25 -0400
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of
> association between two binary variables ?
> 
> How does the tetrachoric compare to these?
> Ogasawara, H. (2010). Accurate distribution and its asymptotic expansion
> for the tetrachoric correlation coefficient. Journal of Multivariate
> Analysis, 101(4), 936-948.
> 
> Ledesma, R.D., Macbeth, G., & Valero-Mora, P. (2011). Software for
> Computing the Tetrachoric Correlation Coefficient. Revista
> Latinoamericana de Psicología, 43(1),
> 181-189. http://openjournal.konradlorenz.edu.co/index.php/rlpsi/article/viewFile/459/463
> 
> Greer, T., Dunlap, W.P., & Beatty, G.O. (2003). A Monte Carlo Evaluation
> of the Tetrachoric Correlation Coefficient. Educational and Psychological
> Measurement, 63(6), 931-950.
> 
> Bonett, D.G., & Price, R.M. (2005). Inferential Methods for the
> Tetrachoric Correlation Coefficient. Journal of Educational and
> Behavioral Statistics, 30(2), 213-225.
> 
> Long, M.A., Berry, K.J., & Milke, P.W., Jr. (2009). Tetrachoric
> Correlation: A Permutation Alternative. Educational and Psychological
> Measurement, 69(3), 429-437.
> 
> Cam
> 
>> Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 12:31:52 -0800
>> From: bioestatistico@inbox.com
>> Subject: st: Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of
>> association  between two binary variables ?
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> 
>> Hello,
>> Can Spearman's rho be used to measure of the degree of association
>> between two binary variables ?
>> I was wondering if Spearman's rho could be adequate  because I have used
>> the phi coefficient to quantify association among several  binary
>> variables and the results are identifical compared with Spearman's rho
>> coefficient .
>> Best regards,
>> Marcos Vinicius
>> 
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