Example: When temperatures increase, ice cream sales increase.
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- Plural: positive correlations
- A positive correlation is contrasted to a negative correlation.
- Also called direct correlation.
- control group
- dependent variable
- independent variable
- negative correlation
- random sample
- spurious correlation
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How to Cite the Definition of Positive Correlation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “positive correlation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/positive-correlation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
Seaman, C. E. (2015). positive correlation. In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/positive-correlation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Seaman, C. E. 2015. “positive correlation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary, edited by Kenton Bell. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/positive-correlation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
Seaman, C. E. “positive correlation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/positive-correlation/>.