Correlation Coefficient - Statistics

04/01/2019 17:01


Correlation. Correlation is a statistical technique that can show whether and how strongly pairs of variables are related. For example, height and weight are related; taller people tend to be heavier than shorter people. The relationship isn't perfect.


A simple way to have a better understanding of it, correlation is the result of the experiences between variables to justify the causes.




The main result of a correlation is called the correlation coefficient (or "r"). It ranges from -1.0 to +1.0. The closer r is to +1 or -1, the more closely the two variables are related.


Some examples:


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