Posted by alex on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 3:42pm.
As x increases, does the value of r imply that y should tend to increase, decrease, or remain the same? Explain.
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Since r is zero, as x increases, y decreases.
Since r is negative, as x increases, y remains the same.
Since r is negative, as x increases, y decreases.
Since r is positive, as x increases, y increases.
Since r is positive, as x increases, y remains the same.

Statistics  PsyDAG, Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:43pm
Negative r = inverse relationship, while positive r = direct relationship. Does that help?