Correlation. Bivariate statistics. What is Correlation?. When a researcher want to measure the association between variables Identifying the relationships and summarizing them Involves interval-level variables. Correlation . Designed to answer the following questions:
0 to +/- .30 = weak
+/- .31 to +/- 60 = moderate
>.60 or <-.60 = strong
The first table provides descriptive statistics: mean standard deviation and N
This table is our primary focus. This is a correlation matrix. This where we determine which variables are correlated including the Pearson correlation coefficient, and the significance level. SPSS flags or asterisks the correlation coefficients that are statistically significant.