negative correlation

(Learning Modules / Geography / Urban sustainability) Describing a pattern: when two sets of statistics are compared, as one statistic or parameter increases, the other decreases.

Negative correlation

A negative correlation is said to exist when as one covariate increases the other covariate decreases. An excellent example of a negative correlation would be number of hours spent socialising by a group of students and their eventual examination mark. Going out too much seriously jeopardises your examination success.
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negative correlation

[n] - a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other
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Negative correlation

Describing a pattern: when two sets of statistics are compared, as one statistic or parameter increases, the other decreases.
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Negative correlation

A relationship between two variables where higher values on one variable tend to be associated with lower values on the second variable; sometimes referred to as an inverse relationship (e.g. age of non-vintage cars and their market value).
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negative correlation

indirect correlation noun a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
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Negative correlation

An increase in one trait results in a decrease in another correlated trait.
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