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    Judy has conducted an analysis for her supervisor. The results she obtained was a correlation coefficient that was negative 0.86. Judy is confused by this number and feels that because it is negative and not positive, is means that it is bad. You are here supervisor. How would you clarify this result for Judy regarding the meaning of the correlation?

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    The correlation coefficient is -0.86 and close to -1. It means that there is a strong negative correlation between the ...

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    The solution clarifies the result regarding the meaning of the correlation.

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