chapter  10
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Bivariate Correlation

An example of a strong positive correlation is the relation between height and weight in adult humans (r  .83). Tall people are usually heavier than short people. An example of a weak positive correlation is the relation between a measure of empathic tendency and amount of help given to a needy person (r  .12). Persons with higher empathic tendency scores give more help than persons who score lower, but the relationship is weak.