Perspectives in Clinical Research

STATISTICS
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 187--190

Common pitfalls in statistical analysis: The use of correlation techniques


Rakesh Aggarwal1, Priya Ranganathan2 
1 Department of Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Priya Ranganathan
Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

Correlation is a statistical technique which shows whether and how strongly two continuous variables are related. In this article, which is the eighth part in a series on «SQ»Common pitfalls in Statistical Analysis«SQ», we look at the interpretation of the correlation coefficient and examine various situations in which the use of technique of correlation may be inappropriate.


How to cite this article:
Aggarwal R, Ranganathan P. Common pitfalls in statistical analysis: The use of correlation techniques.Perspect Clin Res 2016;7:187-190


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Aggarwal R, Ranganathan P. Common pitfalls in statistical analysis: The use of correlation techniques. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];7:187-190
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