What is correlation?

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2017-01-27 11:42:21

is when on a graph the dots are close together (Not


answ2. Correlation is the amount of a phenomenon which may be

explained by one of the variables.

When plotted on a graph, if the data formed a straight line with no

outlying points, that would illustrate a high degree of

correlation. (between the x and y axes.)

If there were considerable scatter of your points from a line, then

the correlation would be weak.

If for example I plotted the height of a class of boys, against

their ages, I would expect a good correlation. In other words, a

large amount of the variability in height could be explained by the

age variable.

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