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    Spearmans Rank question

    I am looking to test whether region (North / South) determines job satisfaction (graded 1 to 5).

    I have created the following table. Job satisfaction is on the left with the frequency under north and south.

    Can I use Spearmans Rank on this data to prove the question above or do I need to use Chi squared ?

    ----North South
    1 --------5------- 5
    2 -------11 -----11
    3 -------15----- 14
    4 --------5------- 3
    5-------- 5 -------1

    I have worked it though and the rank co-efficient comes out at 0.75 which would be strong positive correlation.

    Any thoughts ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogz111 View Post
    I am looking to test whether region (North / South) determines job satisfaction (graded 1 to 5).

    I have created the following table. Job satisfaction is on the left with the frequency under north and south.

    Can I use Spearmans Rank on this data to prove the question above or do I need to use Chi squared ?

    ----North South
    1 --------5------- 5
    2 -------11 -----11
    3 -------15----- 14
    4 --------5------- 3
    5-------- 5 -------1

    I have worked it though and the rank co-efficient comes out at 0.75 which would be strong positive correlation.

    Any thoughts ?
    I am wondering how you have calculated the Spearman rank correlation
    coefficient for this data.

    RonL
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    From your comment I guess it can't be done ?

    I have attached a file which should help in what I have done.

    If its completely wrong please tell me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogz111 View Post
    From your comment I guess it can't be done ?

    I have attached a file which should help in what I have done.

    If its completely wrong please tell me.

    Cheers
    No that is not how I understand it working. Use chi-squared test of some kind.

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