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In SPSS, how do I compute point biserial correlation coefficients?

The point biserial correlation is simply a special case of the Pearson product moment correlation applied to dichotomous and continuous variables. To estimate the point biserial correlation, use the command for the Pearson product moment correlation:

CORRELATIONS /VARIABLES=male income /STATISTICS=ALL.

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Last modified on July 02, 2013.

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