Relating to Correlation

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
  • Ann Watkins
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
Part of the Textbooks in mathematical sciences book series (TIMS)

Abstract

Is your high school GPA a good indicator of your college GPA? Is a high cholesterol level related to high fat intake? Are your grades related to the number of hours you study? People are often interested in measuring the relationships between two variables. One of the most popular; statistics that is used is the correlation coefficient, which measures how well the relationship between the two variables can be described by a straight line. Since a sample is used to estimate the correlation coefficient, can we find out how this estimate behaves for different values of the sample size and the population correlation coefficient?

Keywords

Repeat Step Relation Coefficient Correlation Coeffi Sample Correlation High Cholesterol Level 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
    • 1
  • Ann Watkins
    • 2
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
    • 3
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
    • 4
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  3. 3.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Oberlin CollegeUSA

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