a: correlation coefficient ~

b: recipe

What:

"The same is true with the correlation coefficient (and statistics in general). The formula for a correlation coefficient is like a recipe. The information that goes into it (∑X, ∑Y, etc.) are the ingredients. If you put the wrong ingredients into the formula, you will get a number that may very well look like a correlation coefficient. The only problem is that it is a defective correlation coefficient. Therefore, it will not mean what it should mean."

Useful?

Writer: Jim Higgins, Ed.D.

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Date: Mar 24 2018 5:42 PM

# 11857 Critique Analogy