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Pearson Product-Moment Correlation

The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient is a measure of a linear correlation between two variables X and Y, giving a value between +1 and -1 inclusive. It is widely used in the science as a measure of the strength of linear dependence between two variables. Pearson’s correlation coefficient between two variables is defined as the covariance of the two variables divided by the product of their standard deviation. The form involves a product moment that is the mean of the product of the mean-adjusted random variables; hence the modifier product moment in the name.

The absolute value of both the sample and population Pearson correlation coefficients are less than or equal to 1. Correlations equal to 1 or -1 correspond to data points lying exactly on a line, or to a bivariate distribution entirely supported on a line. A key mathematical property of the Pearson correlation coefficient is that it is invariant to separate changes in location and scale in the two variables.

The correlation coefficient ranges from -1 to 1. A value of 1 implies that a linear equation describes the relationship between X and Y perfectly with all data points lying on a line for which Y increases as X increases.  A value of -1 implies that all data points lie on a line for which Y decreases as X increases. A value of 0 implies that there is o linear correlation between the variables. 

Determining correlation between two variables based on r-values

Review the SPSS output file which reports the results of the correlation to see if there is a correlation between the cost of beer and the number of calories it contains or the cost of beer and the volume of alcohol it contains. Answer the following questions based on your observations of the SPSS output file: Based on the co

Significance of correlation coefficient - test statistic

A pharmaceutical company conducts a study to evaluate the relationship between length of time taking drug X and size of tumor. They enlist 2400 patients with the same type of benign tumor who have been on drug X for varying lengths of time (measured in days). They find that the longer the patient is on the drug, the smaller the

Pearson Correlation

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Help Analyzing Correlations

I do not understand inferential statistics. I have attached a sample of some work that I have put together to help aide me in the process of understanding it. There are graphs that I have done in the SPSS software. I need help to understand how to read and analyze it.

Pearson Correlation Assignment

Please look over what I have done and help me with the rest. My answers are in brackets. 2. What information is provided by the numerical value of the Pearson correlation? (The sample correlation coefficient, usually denoted r, is a numerical measure of the strength and the direction of the sample linear relationship betw

Data Analysis with SPSS

1.Use these data to answer question 1a and 1b. These are saved as Chapter 5 Date Set. Correct Attitude 17 94 13 73 12 59 15 80 16 93 14 85 16 66 16 79 18 77 19 91 a.Compute the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient by hand and show all and show all your work. b.Construct a scatterplot for these 10 values b

Using Pearson's correlation matrix

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Statistics: Determining Regression Coefficients

Please use data of the attached two tables to answer the following questions about Pb 9.24. C) Find the regression coefficiet a and b. K)iii. Construct the 99% confidence interval for ?. I)iii. Construct the 99% confidence interval for ?. (p) Compute the correlation coefficient r. q)ii. Construct the 95% confidence i

Statistics: Pearson Correlation, Regression Equation

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Confidence Interval Population Correlations

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Methods of Establishing Correlation Between Variables

Describe different methods of establishing correlation between variables and provide an example of each. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method and where each must be applied. Consider particular circumstances and examples in which a researcher may want to establish correlation.

Important information about Pearson correlation

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Significance of correlation coefficient.

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A Glimpse into History and Statistical Tests

Find historical information on the statisticians who developed statistical tests, such as the normal distribution, Student t distribution, Chi-Square distribution, F distribution, Mann-Whitney test, Pearson product-moment correlation, Spearman rank correlation, Wilcoxon nonparametric tests, Kruskal-Wallis test, Levene test, Ryan


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General Statistics

Factual questions (1 point each-10 points) No lengthy answers 1. Suppose that on a 100 item multiple choice test almost all students scored between 95 and 100 but a small scattering number of participants scored as low as 20.When plotted as a curve, the distribution will show what type of a curve? 2. If all participants in

Hypothesis about Correlation Coefficient

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Significance of correlation : T Test

An assumption for a significance test of the correlation coefficient is that the populations, the variance of each variable is the same at each point of the other variable. Are there other assumptions to correlation coefficient? What happens if these assumptions are not met? What two numbers do you need to figure the t score f

Correlational Research

Briefly describe correlational research. Name a variable from this study and one from the workplace that might prove to provide a correlational relationship and explain why you would choose these two? What did you learn about correlation and causation?

Testing of significance of correlation coefficient

I know the answer for the following problem is : r=-0.69, df=10, not significant at 0.5 How do I get to that answer? An economist is interested in studying the relationships between length of unemployment and job seeking activity among white collar workers. He interviews a sample of 12 unemployment accountants as to th

1. Use the data to construct a scatter plot, then test for a linear correlation between pain intensity before and after the treatment. If there is a significant linear correlation, does it follow that the drug treatment is effective? 2. Find the equation of the regression line. Let the response (y) variable be the pain intensity after the treatment. What would be the equation of the regression line for a treatment having absolutely no effect?

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Correlation: Calculate and interpret the correlation between variables.

The product development team at Piggybank is wondering if there is a correlation between retail online sales and total retail sales, so calculate the correlation between online and total retail sales, and interpret the results. If your peers are struggling with the calculations, share examples and insights to help them along. Gi

Hypothesis testing using T-test, correlation

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