You finally grasp how to generate a correlation for your statistics course. You know how to use it – congratulations. Now what real world scenario would demonstrate a particular type of correlation? If your two variables (in the comparison) are both increasing as the values increase- you have a positive relationship. An example would be shoe size an age. As the age of a person increases, their shoe size increases. If one of the two variables decrease (while the other increase)- you have a negative correlation. An example of a negative correlation would be the weight of an ice cube in a hot room. As the temperature increases , the weight of the ice cube decreases.Now if the two variables have no relationship, no particular pattern in the values. And that’s the extent of it.

 

-Moore to follow Amy

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