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Hi, can anyone help me with Spearman's Rank. I know how to calculate it but what does the result mean? How do you know if it the null hypothesis can be rejected or not? On the statistics sheet, it states that 5 pairs of data have a critical value of 1.00. Does the result have to be exactly 1 or just near it to reject the null hypothesis?

Also, the statistics sheet says that P = 0.05. Does this mean that if the null hypothesis is rejected there is less than 5% chance of the results occurring by chance?
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The null hypothesis is rejected if your calculated value is higher than your critical value. It therefore has to be above or on 1 to be rejected and there would then be a less than 5% probability that the results are due to chance. Hope that helps
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