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## What is the purpose of correlational research?

The aim of correlational research is to identify variables that have some sort of relationship do the extent that a change in one creates some change in the other. This type of research is descriptive, unlike experimental research that relies entirely on scientific methodology and hypothesis.

## What are the types of correlational research?

There are three types of correlational research: naturalistic observation, the survey method, and archival research.

## What is the disadvantage of correlational research?

The main disadvantage of correlational research is that a correlational relationship between two variables is occasionally the result of an outside source, so we have to be careful and remember that correlation does not necessarily tell us about cause and effect.

## What is the major weakness of a correlational study?

A weakness of correlational studies is that they can harbor biases due to self-selection into groups being compared. Correlational studies can be costly, but often they are not. They are less artificial than studies involving interventions, and are often reasonably practical and manageable to implement.

## What is the major limitation of the correlational method?

The major limitation of the correlational approach is that it: Does not establish whether one variable actually causes the other or vice versa.

## What is the biggest drawback to correlations?

## What would you use to visually represent a correlation?

A plot of paired data points on an x- and a y-axis, used to visually represent a correlation. A plot of paired data points on an x- and a y-axis, used to visually represent a correlation.

## How do you show correlation?

Step 1: Find the mean of x, and the mean of y. Step 2: Subtract the mean of x from every x value (call them “a”), and subtract the mean of y from every y value (call them “b”) Step 3: Calculate: ab, a2 and b2 for every value. Step 4: Sum up ab, sum up a2 and sum up b.

## How do you determine if there is a correlation between two variables?

To calculate correlation, one must first determine the covariance of the two variables in question. Next, one must calculate each variable’s standard deviation. The correlation coefficient is determined by dividing the covariance by the product of the two variables’ standard deviations.

## How do you explain a weak negative correlation?

Negative correlation or inverse correlation is a relationship between two variables whereby they move in opposite directions. If variables X and Y have a negative correlation (or are negatively correlated), as X increases in value, Y will decrease; similarly, if X decreases in value, Y will increase.

## What does a correlation of 0.9 mean?

The magnitude of the correlation coefficient indicates the strength of the association. For example, a correlation of r = 0.9 suggests a strong, positive association between two variables, whereas a correlation of r = -0.2 suggest a weak, negative association.