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Choosing a correlation test
Explanations > Social Research > Analysis > Choosing a correlation test Choosing the test | Discussion | See also
Choosing the testUse the table below to choose the test. See below for further details.
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+}dichotomous = 'can have only two values' (eg. yes/no or 0/1). DiscussionA correlation coefficient is measured between -1 and 1. A positive indicates that if one variable increases, the other increases also. A negative coefficient indicates that if one variable increases, the other decreases. 0 indicates no relationship between the two variables. 1 or -1 indicates a linear relationships, such that if one variable is known, the second can be accurately predicted. See also |
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