9 - Interpretation of Correlation and Regression

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Chapter 9: Interpretive Aspects of Correlation and Regression PSY 201 2/20/08

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Chapter 9: Interpretive Aspects of Correlation and Regression Defined correlation as the measure of the degree of the relationship between two variables . Assess this relationship by determining how each pair of scores (on X and Y) deviate from their means. ( 29 ( 29 Y X S nS Y Y X X r å - - = ( 29 n z z r Y X å =
Therefore, the size of a correlation really depends on whether each pair of scores have similar deviations from the mean. Example in z score units: Subject z x z y 1 .23 -.23 2 -1.54 1.54 3 1.25 -1.25 To the extent that this relationship holds for all pairs of scores, r will = -1.00

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R as Slope of a Line Y = bX + a b = amount of vertical change/amount of horizontal change Have seen that z’ Y =r z X, where r = b When expressed with raw scors, b ≠ r b = r(S Y /S X ) Unstandardized Regression Coefficient (B)
R and Standard Error of Estimate When correlation is high, standard error of the estimate is low Therefore, can express r as the ratio of S yx to S y 2 1 r S S Y YX - = 2 2 1 Y YX S S r - =

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If S YX is zero, r is 1 If S yx = S Y
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