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Exam SPHR topic 3 question 46 discussion

Actual exam question from HRCI's SPHR
Question #: 46
Topic #: 3
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The correlation coefficient is a statistical measurement that is useful for which of the following?

  • A. Determining whether one variable affects another
  • B. Compensating for data that may be out of date
  • C. Determining which variables are outside acceptable ranges
  • D. Describing standards of quality
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Suggested Answer: D 🗳️
Answer option D is correct.
The correlation coefficient is useful in determining whether two factors are connected. For example, the correlation coefficient will tell you whether an increase in resignations is related to a change in location of the worksite and, if so, whether the change had a strong impact on resignations. See Chapter 2 for more information.
Chapter: Core Knowledge Requirements for HR Professionals
Objective: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis


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8 months, 2 weeks ago
Selected Answer: A
Answer should be A; please fix answer.
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2 years, 7 months ago
A is the correct answer as mentioned in the description as well.
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2 years, 8 months ago
A is the correct answer and not D. I believe D is a typo
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