Computation of correlation coefficient among attributes of ordinary database is important especially in the classification and analysis of data. Due to the hesitations in the process of data classification, the idea of intuitionistic fuzzy data (IFD) is appropriate for a reliable classification. To achieve a dependable correlation, the construct of partial correlation coefficient based on IFD has been considered. The construct of partial correlation coefficient of intuitionistic fuzzy sets (PCCIFSs) is reasonable since correlation coefficients of intuitionistic fuzzy sets (CCIFSs) are limited in the sense that it only expressed linear association and direction of such relation between IFD without minding the effect of other IFD. On the contrary, partial correlation coefficient finds the exact association between any two IFD by muting the effect of other IFD which could sway the result of the correlation coefficient. In previous works, the idea of PCCIFSs was introduced based on the multivariate correlation model using empirical logit transform. Besides the fact that the outputs of multivariate correlation model are not always easy to interpret, the approach also never considered the three parameters of IFSs and does not use the values of CCIFSs for the computational process. With these setbacks, we are motivated to propose a novel approach of finding PCCIFSs by incorporating the three parameters of IFD based on a modified CCIFSs approach. A comparative analysis of the robust PCCIFSs approach and the existing approach is considered to justify the novel approach. An application of the new approach of PCCIFSs is considered in the case of pattern recognition where the patterns are represented as intuitionistic fuzzy data.