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On the nature and interpretation of some correlations

Dmitriev, Ye A. & Prasolova, Nina (1991) On the nature and interpretation of some correlations. Vestnik of Moscow State University, Ser.17 (with English abstracts), 10, pp. 8-14.

Abstract

In studying correlations between random variables correlation coefficients may have no relation to the nature of the problem studied despite having high absolute values. Care must therefore be taken in interpreting the results of a correlation analysis involving the assessment of relationship between increments and initial values, or between the amount of substances in one soil layer and the whole profile.

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ID Code: 20596
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: correlation , humic soils , pedogenesis, podzols , soil profiles
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Deposited On: 26 May 2009 08:53
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:53

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