# What does the correlation coefficient tell you?

## What does the correlation coefficient tell you?

The correlation coefficient describes how one variable moves in relation to another. A positive correlation indicates that the two move in the same direction, with a +1.0 correlation when they move in tandem. A negative correlation coefficient tells you that they instead move in opposite directions.

## What is the difference between correlation and dependence?

Dependency: A variable whose value depends on the value assigned to another variable (independent variable). Correlation: The relationship between two or more variables is considered as correlation.

**What is the most important characteristic of a correlation coefficient?**

Characteristics of a Relationship. Correlations have three important characterstics. They can tell us about the direction of the relationship, the form (shape) of the relationship, and the degree (strength) of the relationship between two variables.

### How do you report a correlation coefficient?

To report the results of a correlation, include the following:

- the degrees of freedom in parentheses.
- the r value (the correlation coefficient)
- the p value.

### How do you interpret a Semipartial correlation?

One interpretation of the semipartial is that it is the correlation between one variable and the residual of another, so that the influence of a third variable is only paritialed from one of two variables (hence, semipartial).

**What is the difference between partial and Semipartial correlation?**

Difference between Partial and Semipartial Correlation Partial correlation holds variable X3 constant for both the other two variables. Whereas, Semipartial correlation holds variable X3 for only one variable (either X1 or X2).

#### What is the difference between Spearman and Karl Pearson’s coefficient of correlation?

The fundamental difference between the two correlation coefficients is that the Pearson coefficient works with a linear relationship between the two variables whereas the Spearman Coefficient works with monotonic relationships as well.

#### Does correlation mean not independent?

A correlation of 0 does not imply independence. When people use the term correlation, they are actually referring to a specific type of correlation called “Pearson” correlation. It measures the degree to which there is a linear relationship between the two variables.

**Does zero correlation mean independence?**

No, zero correlation does not mean independence. If there is zero correlation, it means the two variables are not correlated and there is no linear relation between them. However, other types of relation may he there and they may not be independent.