(noun) In statistical analysis, the degree to which two or more variables are related.
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- Plural: associations
- When no association is found between two or more variables are statistically independent.
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How to Cite the Definition of Association
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “association.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/association/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
association. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/association/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “association.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 26, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/association/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“association.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/association/>.