Partial Correlations

Leonard N. Bloksberg bloksber at pilot.msu.edu
Mon Jul 17 12:42:21 EST 1995


In Article <NEWTNews.805790451.17223.skillian at Global-PPP.globalcom.net> "skillian at globalcom.net" says:
> What is the difference between a negative significant 
> correlation and the absence of a correlation? 
>     Sue Killian
> 
A negative correlation coeficient usually means that the 2 factors are 
correlated, but with opposite slope.  That is, as factor 1 gets larger, 
factor 2 gets predictably smaller.  This is just as useful and important as 
a posative corr.  



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