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# data showing a positive relationship between weight and income for a sample of

**Chapter 14, Problem 16**

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**QUESTION:**

Problem 11 presented data showing a positive relationship between weight and income for a sample of professional men. However, weight was coded in five categories that could be viewed as an ordinal scale rather than an interval or ratio scale. If so, a Spearman correlation is more appropriate than a Pearson correlation. Convert the weights and the incomes into ranks and compute the Spearman correlation for the scores in Problem 11.

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**QUESTION:**

Problem 11 presented data showing a positive relationship between weight and income for a sample of professional men. However, weight was coded in five categories that could be viewed as an ordinal scale rather than an interval or ratio scale. If so, a Spearman correlation is more appropriate than a Pearson correlation. Convert the weights and the incomes into ranks and compute the Spearman correlation for the scores in Problem 11.

**ANSWER:**

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Given:

The following data shows a positive relationship between weight and income for professional men.

Weight (X) |
Income(Y) |

4 |
151 |

5 |
88 |

3 |
52 |

2 |
73 |

1 |
49 |

3 |
92 |

1 |
56 |

5 |
143 |