# Questions tagged [partial-correlation]

Partial correlation is the correlation between two variables when some other variables are controlled for. An example is the partial autocorrelation function in time series.

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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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### How to run a partial correlation analysis with ID as factor?

I want to make a within-individual correlation between several molecules and molecule X in a repeated measure design, there are 8 measurements per individual. If I have understood this correctly I ...
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### Proportion of variance unexplained by one variable but explained by another variable

Suppose you have an dependent variable $Y$ and two dependent variables $X_2$ and $X_3$. You want to know the proportion of variance unexplained by $X_2$, but explained by $X_3$. How will you ...
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### How to compare the effect of $X$ on $Y_{1}$ and $Y_{2}$, when $Y_{1}$ and $Y_{2}$ are correlated?

I have a single IV ($X$) and two DVs ($Y_{1}$, $Y_{2}$). All variables are continuous. $Y_{1}$ and $Y_{2}$ are significantly and moderately correlated. I would like to know if $X$ is more strongly ...
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