interpretation partial correlation

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interpretation partial correlation

Postby xbar » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:14 pm

I conducted a bivariate analysis on two occaission, with a partial correction for age. Now I know significant means there that there is a suggested
relationship between my two variables. But I am especially confused about the partial correlation...does the negative number at Time 2 mean something specific? Please help me interpret my results.

Well-being and puberty
Time 1 significant, r (317) = .56, p < .01
Time 1 (partial correction age) significant r (314) = .21, p <.01.
Time 2 significant r (187) = .24, p < .01
Time 2 (partial correction age) not significant r (184) = -.01 , p > .01
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Re: interpretation partial correlation

Postby GerineL » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:40 am

a positive correlation means that high scores on A are related to high scores on B.
a negative correlation means that high scores on A are related to low scores on B.
because the relation is n.s., you don't need to interpret the sign (positive or negative)

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