A new research paper has revealed the most common type of correlation.
The researchers say that, by using a technique called a Cox regression, it is possible to “explain” the data and predict which set of data is likely to correlate with another.
“We found that, when looking at a correlation coefficient, a lot of what you would expect to see is actually missing from the data,” said Dr Simon Smith, from the University of NSW.
“You would expect a higher correlation when you see a high number of people in the same place or with the same social class, and that’s not what you see.”
If you look at a lot more data, you will find that the correlations are actually higher.
“For example, you might expect that people in Sydney with high education levels would tend to be more likely to live near each other, as this would be in line with the correlation of their social class.
But this was not what was found.
Instead, the researchers used data from the Australian Capital Territory and found that the correlation between social class and proximity to the beach was only 1.4.
So while there may be correlation between high social class locations and higher beach attendance, the correlation was not quite as high.
The authors say the lack of correlation was caused by missing data.”
There was some sort of spurious correlation between the two variables that was causing the relationship to be spurious,” Dr Smith said.”
The fact that we were missing the data means that the relationship is probably spurious.
“The researchers also said they found a correlation between income and social class when looking through data from Australian states and territories.
For example they found that in NSW, higher incomes were associated with a higher rate of social class attendance.
But the correlation for income was much lower in the NT.
The correlation was also much lower for social class in the ACT and Victoria.
Dr Smith said it was important to note that this is not an “accurate” analysis, and he added that more research is needed to understand the relationship between social classes.”
It’s important to look at the relationship of different social classes in different parts of the country to see if there is any relationship that exists,” he said.