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PEARSON: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use PEARSON in Excel?

I use PEARSON in Excel to calculate the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient is a measure of the linear correlation between two sets of data. It is calculated by taking the sum of the products of the deviation of each data point in one set from the mean of that set, and dividing it by the corresponding sum of the squares of the deviation of each data point in the other set from the mean of that set.

What is the syntax of PEARSON in Excel?

The syntax of the PEARSON function in Excel is as follows:

=PEARSON(array1,array2)

Where "array1" and "array2" are the arrays of data to be compared.

What is an example of how to use PEARSON in Excel?

The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient is a measure of how closely two sets of data are related. The coefficient is calculated by taking the sum of the products of the pairwise deviations of each data point from its mean, divided by the product of the number of data points in each set. In Excel, the Pearson coefficient can be calculated using the CORREL function. The function takes two inputs, the first being the range of data points for which the coefficient is to be calculated, and the second being the range of data points used to calculate the coefficients of correlation for each set.

When should you not use PEARSON in Excel?

There are a few instances when you should not use PEARSON in Excel. One situation is when you have a text string instead of numbers in your data set. In this case, PEARSON will return the wrong result. Another time you should not use PEARSON is when you have missing values in your data set. If there is even one missing value, PEARSON will not be able to calculate a result and will return the #N/A error. Finally, you should not use PEARSON when you have more than one data set to analyze. In this case, PEARSON will calculate a result for each data set separately, which will not be accurate.

What are some similar formulae to PEARSON in Excel?

There are many formulae to Pearson in Excel. Some similar formulae are the product moment correlation coefficient, the Spearman rank correlation coefficient, and the Kendall rank correlation coefficient.

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