How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results

PUBLISHED 8 months ago BY The Conference Alerts ON Research
How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results





Perhaps the most common statistic you'll see from psychology is a correlation. Do you know how to correctly interpret correlations when you see them? This lesson covers everything you need to know.
Introduction to Correlation
Imagine you're reading the newspaper, and you see an article that says that a study was done on whether reading books about vampires makes children want to turn into vampires themselves. The article says that there's a correlation between reading vampire books and desire to be a vampire, and that the correlation is -1.5. The reporter concludes that vampire books should be banned, because they are causing children to turn into vampires! What do you think of this reporter's conclusion? If you understand the theory and statistics behind correlational studies, you'll know that this reporter needs to go back to school to learn about how correlations really work. That's the topic of this lesson.


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