David Myers

Fun, Spurious Correlations—including a 1.00 correlation

Blog Post created by David Myers Expert on Jul 19, 2016

Originally posted on May 14, 2014.


Tyler Vigen, a Harvard Law student, has a new website (here) that offers “a fun way to look at correlations and to think about data.”  Among the whimsical spurious (chance) correlations he offers is one that offers a rare 1.0 correlation example.  I’ve reconstructed it into a form familiar to psychology teachers and students: