Getting started with SPSS
Getting started with SPSS

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Getting started with SPSS

6 Correlation

Activity 5

0 hours 20 minutes

This activity demonstrates how a simple correlation analysis can be carried out. Correlations tell us about the relationship between pairs of variables. For example:

  • weight and height;

  • age and language learning performance.

The example used in this activity relates to the relationship between serotonin levels and reported depression symptoms. The expectation is that will be a relationship between these variables, and specifically, the hypothesis predicts that ‘there is a negative correlation between serotonin and depression score’.

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You can download this SPSS file from this tutorial here [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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