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How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

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Examine the list of correlation coefficients below. Which coefficient indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

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1. Examine the list of correlation coefficients below. Which coefficient indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

2. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Grasping the importance and meaning of correlations will enable you to better understand your research results. This quiz and worksheet combination aim to help develop your vocabulary and skills on this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on the following:

  • Correlation coefficients
  • A graph used to plot and determine correlations
  • Correlation lines
  • Positive and negative correlations

Skills Practiced

Through this interactive quiz, your aptitude will be tested on:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve correlation practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding negative correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding graphs used to plot and determine correlations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about correlations in research results

Additional Learning

Further develop your skills in ascertaining correlations in research results through reviewing the lesson titled How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results, which will address topics including:

  • Correlational studies
  • Correlation coefficient
  • Positive and negative correlations, and their signs
  • The number in correlations
  • Third variable problem
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