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Correlation of the Union of Two Bivariate Data Sets

by Robert A. Fontenot (Whitman College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
November, 2009

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 7.6 Regression & Correlation

The author discusses several conditions that guarantee the correlation of the union of two bivariate data sets is greater than common correlation of the two data sets.

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