# Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient Test in Excel

## One of Many Tests in QI Macros Statistical Add-in for Excel

### When to Use the Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient

A Spearman correlation correlates the ranks of two sets of data rather than the data itself as Excel's correlation function does.

### Spearman Test Example Using QI Macros Template

- To open the template, click on the QI Macros menu and select Stat Templates > Spearman
- Input your data into the yellow shaded areas in columns A:M.
- QI Macros template performs the calculations for you in columns N:AM.

Comparing the number cigarettes smoked by 10 smokers (column A) and their diastolic blood pressure (Column B) gives these results.

**Note:** In the example, below we have **hidden** the unused columns. Never **delete** rows or columns in QI Macros templates as you may accidentally break formulas.

**Hypothesis Test:** Since the correlation (0.367) isn't 0.80 or greater, we cannot conclude there is a correlation between smoking and hypertension in these ten smokers.

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