The Basic Practice of Statistics 7th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-46414-253-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-46414-253-6

Chapter 4 - Scatterplots and Correlation - Chapter 4 Exercises: 4.38

Answer

The psychologist stated that 'the evidence indicates that the correlation between the research productivity and teaching rating of faculty members is close to zero'. A professor could have very little (or quite a bit) of research productivity yet have a high teaching rating. This could be the case for multiple professors, so that is why the paper's report is wrong.

Work Step by Step

A professor could have very little (or quite a bit) of research productivity yet have a high teaching rating.
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