23 January, 01:09

# A negative value of r means that:a. there is no relationship between the two variables.b. there was a mistake in calculating the value of r.c. those who score high on one variable tend to score high on the other.d. those who score high on one variable tend to score low on the other.

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1. 23 January, 01:39
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(d.) Those who score high on one variable tend to score low on the other.

Step-by-step explanation:

A negative value of correlation coefficient (r) shows a relationship between two variables such that as one variable increases, the other decreases. It shows the inverse relationship between two variables with the dependence determined by the value of the correlation coefficient (r).

It can be observed that for graphs with negative slope, the correlation coefficient (r) is similarly negative. This speaks about its relationship too.

The correlation coefficient being negative doesn't mean the relationship between the two variables in question is bad, it just means that the correlation relationship is inverse (still dependent). A perfectly negative correlation is - 1.