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performing a partial correlation using cosine similarity

I wonder if it's possible to carry out a partial correlation using correlation measures other than the Pearson or Spearman correlation. In particular, I want to assess the cosine similarity between X ...
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Two moderate zero-order correlations leading to two weak to null partial correlations: What does it mean?

I am trying (operative word) to validate a scale composed of two highly correlated (~.7) subscales, let's call them A and B. In order to establish convergent validity with other measures, I am looking ...
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Testing for conditional independence: What's the correct way?

My goal is to check if two variables $X$ and $Y$ are conditionally independent given $Z$. For simplicity, let's assume the joint distribution is multivariate normal. In this case, we can compute ...
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How do I interpret this ACF and PACF plot?

I am very new to time-series analysis and have got some time-series data regarding product prices. The data set is monthly data collect since 1993 to 2014. I have tried plotting the ACF and PACF but ...
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How to describe this study design + MLM adequate for analysis?

I have recently encountered a rather particular study design and wonder how it could be adequately described and if a multilevel model should be used to analyze it. There are 3 factors in this ...
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Correlation among two variables shared by a third set of variables

I am interested in a measure that quantifies the correlation between two variables X,Y that is also shared by a third set of variables Z. That is, a measure that is in some way the converse of the ...
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meaning of partial correlation in regression with no significant association

When I have a simple multivariate regression with two independent variables $$y = \alpha_0 + \beta_1 X_1 + \beta_2 X_2 + \epsilon $$ and I want to compute the partial correlation squared ($pr^2$) of ...
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Correlation between categorical and numerical variable, controlling for a third “overlapping” numerical variable

I am interested in the relationship between a numerical variable (let's call it density) and a categorical binary predictor (let's call it class), controlling for two other numerical variables (length ...
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Partial correlation - reliability of estimation

I want to test for vanishing higher-order partial correlations as part of a conditional independence test. For computational complexity reasons, I want to condition on progressively larger sets. In a ...
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Overlap between 1) regression results and 2) correlation between residualized versions of variables

Scenario: 1) Regress a standardized variable A ("stand. A") on a standardized Variable B "(stand. B"). Since both Variable A and Variable B have a number of potentially confounding influences on ...
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Deriving Pearson correlation from regression results

If the common regression results as typically reported in an empirical primary study (sample size n, regression coefficients (Betas), t-statistic, p-value, R^2, adj. R^2) are given in the case of more ...
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panel data with serially correlated independent and dependent variables

I have a panel data where the independent variables are serially correlated (macro-economic time series), also the dependent variables (company sales growth) are probably serially correlated. Here ...
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How can I compute multicollinearity (VIF) in R, and know if it's safe?

I am working on a group project for a university course on "big data research methods". My data is aggregated by neighborhoods in Chicago. My dependent variable $Y$ is the property crime rate (per ...
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Inference drawn from multiple correlation coefficient and partial correlation coefficient

I would like an explanation to why we need both types of correlation coefficients. Google helps me with the appropriate formula to calculate the coefficients so I do not think I need any help on that. ...
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In linear regression, what does $\beta_1 = 0$ really mean?

If granted omniscience and we know that $\beta_1$ in a multiple linear regression model is truly 0, what does that mean in words (and math notation)? The model is: $Y = \beta_0 + \beta_1X_1 + ...
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Constructing Bayes Factor comparing a single correlation coefficient in the entire sample vs. separate coefficients by group?

I have a sample consisting of 4 independent groups of participants. For any two variables within the sample, I would like to quantify the improvement in fit to the data from estimating a separate ...
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Why does inversion of a covariance matrix yield partial correlations between random variables?

I heard that partial correlations between random variables can be found by inverting the covariance matrix and taking appropriate cells from such resulting precision matrix (this fact is mentioned in ...
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Copulas for generating uniform random variables with correlations

I want to generate uniform random variables which have a correlation structure defined by a graph i.e. a variable is only correlated with its neighbors in the graph and is uncorrelated with the rest ...
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ACF and PACF Formula

I want to create a code for plotting ACF and PACF from time-series data. Just like this generated plot from minitab (below). I have tried to search the formula, but I still don't understand it ...
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what's the definition of partial correlation for a population?

is partial correlation only defined for a given sample? the definition based on residuals as on wikipedia seem to imply that's the case. is there a population definition for partial correlation?
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Semi partial correlation importance variables

I have some SAS code that is used to calculate the importance of variables using semi-partial correlations: ...
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How to interpret redundancy?

I have trouble making sense (i.e. real-world sense…) out of some of my results. I have Y and X1 and X2 for different geographic areas. Meaning they are the same variables, but their actual values are ...
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Partial Correlation VS. Correlation Threshold in brain network graph

Partial correlation (or inverse of covariance matrix) and correlation threshold are two common methods to construct the brain network in fMRI data. Theoretically, partial correlation should perform ...
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Get correlation matrix of 3 variables from any combination of 3 simples/partials

Here is the situation. (This is not a homework problem.) I am writing a program that does Cool And Interesting Things starting with a correlation matrix among 3 variables: call them $X$, $Y$, and ...
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partial RV coefficient

I'm interested in finding the correlation between two rectangular matrices, partialing out a third, all the same size and dimension (2). The best thing I've found so far is RV-coefficient ...
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Correlation between a variable and a function of independent variables, and their significance

Consider a variable $Z$ which correlates at a significant level with $Y$. We know that $Y(X_i)$ and that several $X_i$ correlate with $Z$, but at a non-significant level. Doesn't the correlation ...
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Partial correlations among three distance matrices

I am trying to test the hypothesis that related species should deviate more in niche space the more they overlap in geographic space. In other words, related species either forage similarly and don't ...
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Reporting Fixed Effects as (partial) correlations?

I'm doing a linear mixed effects analysis in which I'm really only interested in one of the fixed effects. I have several other fixed effects and a random intercept term, but none of them are ...
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Strange: Partial Correlation changed correlations values to be negative?

I am trying to investigate the correlation values. A big problem happens. The method I used is in corpcor package in R. I have a column as missing data. I firstly calculate the correlation matrix. ...
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Two-predictor regression vs partial correlation

Say I want to see whether two variables y and x1 are linearly related, while controlling for the effect of an x2 "nuisace" variable. What is the difference between (a) regressing y over x1 and x2 and ...
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Partial correlation - scales?

Is there any way to conduct a partial correlation analysis if the DV is dichotomous?
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How do I test the difference between two dependent correlation coefficients whilst controlling for other variables?

How do I test the difference between r(X,Y) and r(X,Z) [Williams Test?] whilst controlling for demographic variables that were measured in addition to X and Y and Z [Partial Correlation]? Thanks, ...
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Sample ACF and PACF of a random walk

Suppose $X_n$are iid $N(0,1)$ random variables. Define $S_n := \sum_{i=1}^n X_n$. Then $S_n$ is a random walk. Since $Var(S_n) = n$ and $Cov(S_n, S_m) = \min(n,m)$, $S_n$ is not stationary in the ...
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Basic information about partial correlation

I'm quite new to this topic, so this is probably very basic for most of you: I want to analyse the relationship of multiple variables via partial correlation as an alternative for a regression ...
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Which one of these looks stationary?

Step 1. To answer "Final Question" ( linked: "THE FINAL QUESTION : Order of differencing, to achieve stationary and interpretation of arima() , acf, pacf?") Expecting to find correct order of ...
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Multiple regression or partial correlation?

I don't even know if this question makes sense, but what is the difference between multiple regression and partial correlation (apart from the obvious differences between correlation and regression, ...
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How to check if two variables are dependent given a third variable?

In R, I have a dataset of many variables and based on correlation matrix I see that some of the variable are correlate with the others. For simplicity, let's assume ...
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Generating random numbers based on partial correlation data

I need to generate random numbers based on already existing partial correlation data (not correlation or covariance data). Specifically, a 168*12 matrix based on a 12*12 partial correlation matrix. ...
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Partial correlation plot, split by groups SPSS

Is it possible to illustrate partial correlation scatter plots for 2 subgroups on the same graph? e.g. I want to make scatter plots of data controlled for age, differentiated by males or females. ...
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SARIMA estimation

I am trying to manually estimate the non-seasonal components of an SARIMA (p,d,q)x(P,D,Q)[s]. I thought the estimation is going the same way like in ARIMA, but the output says somehow something ...
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ACF and PACF of AR process with non-zero mean

Calculating the acf and pacf of an AR process with zero mean is straightforward, but does anyone knows how to proceed when the mean is not zero? Of course my intention is to calculate the theoretical ...
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Meaning of partial correlation

From Wikipedia Formally, the partial correlation between $X$ and $Y$ given a set of $n$ controlling variables $Z = \{Z_1, Z_2, …, Z_n\}$, written $ρ_{XY·Z}$, is the correlation between the ...
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Why is the semi-partial correlation sometimes called the “part correlation”?

I understand the difference between partial correlation and semi-partial and zero-order correlation. This terminology makes sense to me in that the partial correlation of X and Y partials out the ...
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Are standardized betas in multiple linear regression partial correlations?

Since standardized betas are correlation coefficients in bivariate regression, is it the case that standardized betas in multiple regression are partial correlations?
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Partial Correlation Interpretation

I was calculating a correlation between two variables (A and B) which revealed these variables are highly correlated. I know that one variable is also highly correlated with another one (C), therefore ...
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Partial correlation

I want to create a regression model to predict state crime rate. There are two variables among 10 ( Vi= # of violent crimes per 100,000 population, Vi2 = # of violent crimes per 10,000 population) ...
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calculate partial autocorrelation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PACF manual calculation I am trying to find a formula for how to calculate partial autocorrelation between variables. We know that aucorrealtion between variables at ...
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Example where a simple correlation coefficient has a sign opposite to that of the corresponding partial correlation coefficient

Give some examples where a simple correlation coefficient has a sign opposite to that of the corresponding partial correlation coefficient and comment on it. It is a question from an examination ...
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Derivation of the formula for partial correlation coefficient of second order

I came across this formula in some online resources. $$r_{12.34} = \frac {r_{12.3} - r_{14.3}r_{24.3}}{ \sqrt {(1- r_{14.3}^2 )(1-r_{24.3}^2 )}}$$ I can use this but I wanted a proof of the ...
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Find the partial correlation coefficient $r_{1p.2468}.$

Suppose all the simple correlations between $x_i$ and $x_j$ are $r$ for all $i,j=1,2,\dots,p, i\neq j.p>8$. Find the partial correlation coefficient $r_{1p.2468}.$ By definition, ...