# Correlation Experimentation

- Author:
- Michael Buescher

- Topic:
- Correlation

Experiment by moving the data points around and seeing how the correlation coefficient

**r**changes. Next, arrange the ten data points to make the correlation as close as possible to a target value. If you are working in a classroom, compare your results with other students. Suggested targets:**r**= 0.6,**r**= -0.6;**r**= 0.99,**r**= -0.99;**r**= 0.3;**r**= -0.3;**r**= 0. Notice that moving points that are close to the center of the data distribution has a different impact than moving points that are further out.Michael Buescher
Hathaway Brown School
mbuescher@hb.edu
michael@mbuescher.com