# Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient

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### A numerical representation of the relationship between two variables is called the _____.

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### 2. A researcher is doing a statistical analysis of his data and has concluded that the variables 'time spent during training' and 'company revenue' have a correlation of r=1, thus concluding that there is a positive perfect correlation between these two variables. Why did the researcher likely make a mistake?

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This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the correlation coefficient in the realm of social sciences. You'll have to know how to define correlation and the correlation coefficient, the types of correlations, and how to define correlation in numerical terms.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

• Defining correlation
• Identifying the types of correlations given the r=x form
• The meaning of a correlation given its r=x form, its correlation coefficient

## Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
• Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of correlation in order to better understand the correlation coefficient of a problem
• Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as correlation, perfect correlation, and the correlation coefficient