Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient


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

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1. If the correlation between the amount of time you study for a test and the grade you receive on that test is r=0.815, which of the following statements best summarizes this correlation?

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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

Pull up the lesson called Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient to discover more facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify means often used to graph the relationship between two variables
  • Understand how the correlation coefficient defines the type of correlation
  • Understand real correlation