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24: Modeling Continuous Relationships

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Describe the concept of the correlation coefficient and its interpretation
    • Compute the correlation between two continuous variables
    • Describe the potential causal influences that can give rise to a correlation.

    Most people are familiar with the concept of correlation, and in this chapter we will provide a more formal understanding for this commonly used and misunderstood concept.

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