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Correlation and Covariance R. F. Riesenfeld (Based on web slides by James H. Steiger)

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Goals Introduce concepts of Introduce concepts of Covariance Covariance Correlation Correlation Develop computational formulas Develop computational formulas 2R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Covariance Variables may change in relation to each other Variables may change in relation to each other measures how much the movement in one variable predicts the movement in a corresponding variable Covariance measures how much the movement in one variable predicts the movement in a corresponding variable 3R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Smoking and Lung Capacity Example: investigate relationship between and Example: investigate relationship between cigarette smoking and lung capacity Data: sample group response data on smoking habits, measured lung capacities, respectively Data: sample group response data on smoking habits, and measured lung capacities, respectively R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat4

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Smoking v Lung Capacity Data 5 N Cigarettes ( X )Lung Capacity ( Y ) R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Smoking and Lung Capacity 6

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Smoking v Lung Capacity Observe that as smoking exposure goes up, corresponding lung capacity goes down Observe that as smoking exposure goes up, corresponding lung capacity goes down Variables inversely Variables covary inversely and quantify relationship Covariance and Correlation quantify relationship 7R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Covariance Variables that inversely, like smoking and lung capacity, tend to appear on opposite sides of the group means Variables that covary inversely, like smoking and lung capacity, tend to appear on opposite sides of the group means When smoking is above its group mean, lung capacity tends to be below its group mean. When smoking is above its group mean, lung capacity tends to be below its group mean. Average measures extent to which variables covary, the degree of linkage between them Average product of deviation measures extent to which variables covary, the degree of linkage between them 8R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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The Sample Covariance Similar to variance, for theoretical reasons, average is typically computed using ( N -1 ), not N. Thus, Similar to variance, for theoretical reasons, average is typically computed using ( N -1 ), not N. Thus, 9R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Cigs ( X )Lung Cap ( Y ) Calculating Covariance R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat10

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Calculating Covariance Cigs (X ) Cap (Y ) = R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat11

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Evaluation yields, Evaluation yields, 12 Covariance Calculation (2) R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Covariance under Affine Transformation 13R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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14 CovarianceunderAffineTransf Covariance under Affine Transf (2) R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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(Pearson) Correlation Coefficient r xy Like covariance, but uses Z-values instead of deviations. Hence, invariant under linear transformation of the raw data. Like covariance, but uses Z-values instead of deviations. Hence, invariant under linear transformation of the raw data. 15R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Alternative (common) Expression 16R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Computational Formula 1 17R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Computational Formula 2 18R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Table for Calculating r xy 19 Cigs ( X ) X 2 XYY 2 Cap (Y ) = R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Computing from Table Computing r xy from Table 20R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Computing Correlation 21R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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Conclusion r xy = implies almost certainty smoker will have diminish lung capacity r xy = implies almost certainty smoker will have diminish lung capacity Greater smoking exposure implies greater likelihood of lung damage Greater smoking exposure implies greater likelihood of lung damage 22R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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End Covariance & Correlation 23 Notes R F Riesenfeld Sp 2010CS5961 Comp Stat

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