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Basic Theory on Correlation Analysis, Using R

Petr Baranovskiy wants to take us through the key concepts of correlation analysis, starting with basic theory:

When I was learning statistics, I was surprised by how few learning materials I personally found to be clear and accessible. This might be just me, but I suspect I am not the only one who feels this way. Also, everyone’s brain works differently, and different people would prefer different explanations. So I hope that this will be useful for people like myself – social scientists and economists – who may need a simpler and more hands-on approach.

These series are based on my notes and summaries of what I personally consider some the best textbooks and articles on basic stats, combined with the R code to illustrate the concepts and to give practical examples. Likely there are people out there whose cognitive processes are similar to mine, and who will hopefully find this series useful.

This is clear and well-written, so check it out even if you feel like you have a solid understanding of the topic.

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