The Correlation Coefficient: Definition, Formula & Example


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Find the correlation coefficient, r between the X and Y values.

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1. Find the correlation coefficient between the Average Number of Assignments in Class and the Class Absences. Deduce whether there is a positive or negative correlation.

2. Find the correlation coefficient between the two values. Is there a positive or negative correlation?

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You can test your level of understanding about the correlation coefficient with this worksheet and quiz. Many questions on this quiz will require you to determine types of correlation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Finish this quiz and you can be confident that you understand:

  • How correlation coefficients are determined
  • Positive and negative correlation
  • Changes in variables

Skills Practiced

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the correlation coefficient
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve correlation coefficient practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how changes in a set of variables are shown

Additional Learning

A student who's interested in learning more about this topic can study the lesson associated with this quiz, titled The Correlation Coefficient: Definition, Formula & Example. Here are some examples of the information covered by this lesson:

  • What a correlation coefficient is
  • Another name for the correlation coefficient equation
  • The steps for using this equation