An SPSS Macro to Compute Confidence Intervals for Pearson's Correlation
Ray Koopman and I wrote an article called An SPSS Macro to Compute Confidence Intervals for Pearson's Correlation. We wrote it because the SPSS CORRELATIONS procedure does not provide confidence intervals (CIs) for rho. The article has been accepted for publication in TQMP, but will not be published until sometime in the spring of 2014. (By the time our article appears in the journal, it will have been renamed The Quantitative Methods for Psychology.) Meanwhile, anyone who is interested can view the manuscript by clicking the appropriate link below. We also provide links to the macro definition file and a syntax file showing examples of its use.
The macro definition file and demonstration files have been uploaded as text files (with .txt as the file extension). Left-clicking on the links for those files will cause them to open in your text editor (or possibly in your web browser). This was done to facilitate viewing of the files by folks who do not have SPSS installed. To download those files as SPSS syntax files, right-click on the links and select Save As (or Save Link As). Then add the extension .SPS to the file name, and enclose the entire file name in quotes -- e.g., "rhoCI.SPS".
Last updated: 24-Jul-2013