Correlation Analysis

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos tiistai 09. maaliskuuta 2010, 14.33


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Correlation methods of analysis aim to describe the correlation between two variables. Correlation analysis attests the relation between two or more variables, but does not measure the causal relation between them. Correlation analysis may also indicate the intensity of the relationship between variables.

If you intend to use correlation analysis, you need to know the basics of quantitative and statistical methods.

Read more on correlation analysis from the links below:

Correlation. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Trochim, William M., 2006. Correlation. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition.

Choudhury, Amit, 2009. Statistical Correlation. Experiment Resources.

Rummel, R.J., 1976. Understanding Correlation. University of Hawaii.

Routio, Pentti, 2007. Analysing Relationships between Variables. Arteology, the science of products and professions. The Aalto University School of Art and Design.

Get to know research examples, which are conducted with correlation analysis:

Sulkunen, Sari, 2007. Text Authenticity in International Reading Literacy Assessment. Focusing on PISA 2000. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. (pdf)

Nieminen, Lea, 2007. A Complex Case. A Morphosyntatic Approach to Complexity in Early Child Language. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. (pdf)