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Hypothesis Testing for
Spearman Rho Assumptions Data are ordinal Both variables are distributed normally Linear relationship and homoscedasticity where Ps (rho) is the correlation coefficient (rs) for the population Alternative Hypothesis (Ha): There is an association between the two variables in the population.
Determine the confidence level, alpha (1tailed or 2tailed) Use the critical values from the t distribution Note: The t distribution should only be used when the sample size is 10 or more (n > 10).
