I'd like to make a scatterplot of a partial correlation - so a correlation with covariates. How should I do this in SPSS? If necessary, I could also do it in R. The most important thing is to show the correlation with variables partialled out.

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to this site! If this question is only about how to do this is SPSS or R, it is off-topic. Otherwise, please clarify. $\endgroup$
    – chl
    Jun 20, 2014 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ It is - where should I post my question instead? $\endgroup$
    – Janine W
    Jun 20, 2014 at 11:41
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    $\begingroup$ Before we migrate this question on Stack Overflow, it would be good if you could include a minimal reproducible example. $\endgroup$
    – chl
    Jun 20, 2014 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ As illustrated here and here (with full R code), you can create scatterplots of the residuals of variables with respect to the covariates. The correlation coefficients of these residual scatterplots are the partial correlation coefficients. $\endgroup$
    – whuber
    Jun 20, 2014 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ related stats.stackexchange.com/q/70322/3277 $\endgroup$
    – ttnphns
    Jun 20, 2014 at 16:50


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