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Table 3 Spearman correlations among eight indices of traditional ecological knowledge (n = 375).

From: Evaluating indices of traditional ecological knowledge: a methodological contribution

   THEORETICAL DIMENSION PRACTICAL DIMENSION
   (1) (2) (2) (3) (3) (3) (4)
  Index Agreement with experts Ecological cultural knowledge Ecological knowledge Average plants used Total plants used Total species used Skills using plants
THEORETICAL (1)Cultural knowledge of uses 0.855*** 0.050 0.179*** 0.385*** 0.404*** 0.281*** 0.174***
  (1)Agreement with experts   0.136*** 0.319*** 0.412*** 0.483*** 0.393*** 0.217***
  (2)Ecological cultural knowledge    0.556*** 0.102** 0.139*** 0.097* 0.148***
  (2)Ecological knowledge     0.146*** 0.212*** 0.241*** 0.140***
PRACTICAL (3)Average plants used      0.952*** 0.557*** 0.243***
  (3) Total plants used       0.659*** 0.221***
  (3) Total species used        0.104**
  1. Notes: *, **, and *** significant at the ≤ 10%, ≤ 5% or ≤ 1% level. (1) Data collected with multiple-choice task on uses of wild plants; (2) Data collected with multiple-choice task on ecology of wild plants; (3) Data collected with interviews of reported use of plants; (4) Data collected with questionnaire on skills