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Term: Correlation Coefficient, r

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-07-31


An indicator of the strength and direction of a linear relationship between two variables. Its absolute value can range from 0 (no relationship) to 1 (a perfect relationship). The sign of the coefficient indicates the direction of the relationship.

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