Correlation Addendum

Correlation Addendum - 3 Correlation is real but there is...

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Be careful . . . Correlational data can be misused or misinterpreted in the following ways. 1. Correlation could be due to chance. Small samples are vulnerable to this. 2. Correlation is real but the conclusion is false. I.e. getting a college degree makes women become “old maids”.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Correlation is real but there is no actual relationship between the variables. I.e. ministers salaries and the price of rum. Remember, correlation does not mean causation.-Any of these could explain the relationship between your variables. A B B A C A B...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 226 taught by Professor Levens during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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