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Semiquantitative spectrographic analysis and rank correlation in geochemistry

Trace Elements Investigations 628

This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Abstract

The rank correlation coefficient, rs, which involves less computation than the product moment correlation coefficient, r, can be used to indicate the degree of relationship between two elements. The methods is applicable in situations where the assumptions underlying distribution correlation theory may not be satisfied. Semiquantitative spectrographic analyses can be used to calculate rank correlations between elements because the results are already partly ranked in an analytical report.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Semiquantitative spectrographic analysis and rank correlation in geochemistry
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
628
Year Published:
1956
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
17 p.
Number of Pages:
18