The proof and measurement of association between two things.

@article{Spearman2010ThePA,
  title={The proof and measurement of association between two things.},
  author={C. Spearman},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          1137-50
        }
}
  • C. Spearman
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Education
  • International journal of epidemiology
All knowledge—beyond that of bare isolated occurrence—deals with uniformities. Of the latter, some few have a claim to be considered absolute, such as mathematical implications and mechanical laws. But the vast majority are only partial; medicine does not teach that smallpox is inevitably escaped by vaccination, but that it is so generally; biology has not shown that all animals require organic food, but that nearly all do so; in daily life, a dark sky is no proof that it will rain, but merely… 
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