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Correlation Applet


Correlation Applet

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An applet that allows users to see plots with a specified correlation; to compare plots, varying the correlation and standard deviations of the variables; and to play games to test ability to estimate the correlation coefficient for a given plot. 
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 09, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 21, 2013
Submitter: Kady Schneiter
Keywords: Bivariate data, Correlation, Scatterplot


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Robert Lockwood
2 years ago

Robert Lockwood (Faculty)

This applet, while not intended to teach the concept of correlation, does a good job showing the meaning of the strength of the correlation. Running the animation allows the student to see what happens to the scatter plot as the correlation moves away from a perfect positive correlation. In an online envirnoment this applet will allow an instructor to pose a questions relative to the applet on the discussion board and then have students work with the applet to answer the questions.

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