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ERIC Number: EJ851282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
What Is Strong Correlation?
Kozak, Marcin
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v31 n3 p85-86 Fall 2009
Interpretation of correlation is often based on rules of thumb in which some boundary values are given to help decide whether correlation is non-important, weak, strong or very strong. This article shows that such rules of thumb may do more harm than good, and instead of supporting interpretation of correlation--which is their aim--they teach a schematic approach to statistics. Therefore they should be avoided in a statistics course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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