# Interpret Pearsons correlation output from R

I have conducted Pearson's correlation in R and need help interpreting the results.

Pearson's product-moment correlation

data:  A.C$Average.tortuosity and A.C$Area
t = -0.6168, df = 14, p-value = 0.5473
alternative hypothesis: true correlation is not equal to 0
95 percent confidence interval:
-0.6092369  0.3622606
sample estimates:
cor
-0.1626531


I am interested in reporting the r and p values. Would it be fair to say based on the the above output that:

There was a non-significant correlation between the two variables, r (14) = -.16, p > .05.

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Yes, you're right. The p value that's greater than 0.05 failed to reject the alternative hypothesis and the conclusion is that there is no significant correlation, namely accept the null hypothesis where correlation is equal to zero. –  David Z Jul 14 '14 at 14:46