Pearson Correlation Coefficient: Formula, Example & Significance


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1. Joe is doing an analysis of data for his Economics 104 class. He has the value of the foreign direct investment and political stability of one country. What could he learn about this relationship from the Pearson Coefficient?

2. Which of the following Pearson Coefficients is MOST statistically significant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Pearson Correlation Coefficient is an important formula to know in statistics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on aspects of the Pearson Correlation Coefficient including:

  • Other names for the Pearson Correlation Coefficient
  • When the formula is used
  • What the p-value of the formula is

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Pearson Correlation Coefficient
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between statistical studies that would and would not call for use of the Pearson Correlation Coefficient
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the p-value of the formula

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Pearson Correlation Coefficient: Formula, Example & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what is measured by the Pearson Correlation Coefficient
  • Understand what the coefficient value is
  • Differentiate between negatively and positively correlated