one of a number of measures of correlation, usually assuming values from +1 to −1.
- Also called coefficient of correlation.
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Team-level correlation coefficients between selected metrics and interior line run stop wins over expected, 2017-20Run stop wins are adjusted for volume of defensive run snaps faced and line technique played.The Best Interior Run Defenders Probably Won’t Make Your Defense Better | Josh Hermsmeyer | August 27, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
The relation is not close, however, being that expressed by a correlation coefficient of .36½.The Psychology of Arithmetic | Edward L. Thorndike
The correlation coefficient between the mean weight of adults and the amount of rainfall for the summer months was 0.68.
British Dictionary definitions for correlation coefficient
statistics a statistic measuring the degree of correlation between two variables as by dividing their covariance by the square root of the product of their variances. The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1 or –1 the greater the correlation; if it is random, the coefficient is zero: See also Pearson's correlation coefficient, Spearman's rank-order coefficient
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