is a correlation coefficient? Below is a definition of a

correlation coefficient.

association between two variables.

would be a perfect negative correlation, and a 1 would be a

perfect positive correlation. A 0 would reflect no association

at all between two variables.

variable are associated with lower numbers for the other

variable. A

for one variable are associated with higher numbers for the

other variable. For example, a negative correlation

coefficient example would be -.46. A positive correlation

coefficient example would be .23.

all correlation coefficients greater than 0 or less than 0 are real

associations. We have to conduct a statistical analysis to find

out how likely it would be that the finding is due to chance.

Generally, a correlation coefficient is considered to be

if the chance probability is less than .05.