Correlational Analysis

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  • Correlational Analysis
    • Nature and Use
      • Technique used for analysing data, which measures the strength of relationships between variables.
      • The analysis will show the relationship is positive, negative or whether there is none at all.
    • Positives
      • provides a precise, qualitative measure of the strength of relationships between variables
      • can be used to look at the relationships between many different variables at the same time
      • can be used to investigate issues where it is not possible to manipulate the variables
    • negatives
      • cannot establish cause and effect
      • cannot measure non-linear relationships
    • ethical issues
      • consent and right to withdraw
      • use of findings and ownership of data


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