Learning Objectives

Read pages 328-383 in your textbook.

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: 

11.1 Define and explain the purpose of Pearson’s product moment correlation

11.2 Conduct a hypothesis test on Pearson’s r

11.3 Explain the coefficient of determination

11.4 Explain Spearman’s rank correlation

11.5 Describe how to purify the relationship between two primary variables by keep­ing the third variable constant using partial correlation

11.6 Describe point biserial correlation

11.7 Distinguish among different types of correlation methods: Pearson’s correlation, Spearman’s rank correlation, partial correlation, and point biserial correlation