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TECEP Principles of Statistics: Correlation - Chapter Summary
These short and engaging video lessons cover terms, equations and concepts related to correlation in statistics, including dependent and independent variables. The chapter goes over the following concepts to help you with questions you'll find on the TECEP statistics exam:
- Using correlation coefficient equations
- Understanding the significance of the Pearson correlation coefficient
- Differentiating between correlation and causation
- Interpreting correlations in research results
These lessons break down equations and formulas related to correlation and give you plenty of opportunities to practice example problems to strengthen your statistics skills. You can practice these concepts with the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam, print lesson transcripts for supplemental study and ask our expert instructors questions if you need extra help.
1. The Correlation Coefficient: Definition, Formula & Example
The correlation coefficient is an equation that is used to determine the strength of the relationship between two variables. This lesson helps you understand it by breaking the equation down.
2. Pearson Correlation Coefficient: Formula, Example & Significance
The Pearson correlation coefficient is just one of many types of coefficients in the field of statistics. The following lesson provides the formula, examples of when the coefficient is used, its significance, and a quiz to assess your knowledge of the topic.
3. Correlation vs. Causation: Differences & Definition
When conducting experiments and analyzing data, many people often confuse the concepts of correlation and causation. In this lesson, you will learn the differences between the two and how to identify one over the other.
4. How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results
Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.
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Other chapters within the TECEP Principles of Statistics: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Measurement
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Summarizing Data
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Central Tendency & Variability
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Probability
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Probability Distributions
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Regression
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Population, Samples & Probability
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Hypothesis Testing & Estimation
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: t-Tests
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: ANOVA
- TECEP Principles of Statistics: Chi-Square Test
- TECEP Principles of Statistics Flashcards