In SPSS, how do I get Pearson correlations coefficient matrices?
In SPSS, the
correlations command produces Pearson's
correlation coefficient, r. The simplest correlation task is between
two variables, for example:
This will produce a symmetric correlations matrix with "food" and
"rent" in the rows and columns, respectively. You can also request an
asymmetric correlations matrix by using the keyword
with. The variables listed after the keyword
with define the columns of the correlations matrix; the
variables before it define the rows. You can also request more than
one matrix on a
correlations command, for example:
/ (slash) to separate the
specifications for each of the requested matrices. The first matrix
gives three correlations of food with each of cook, teacher, and
manager, and three correlations of rent with each of cook, teacher, and
manager. The second matrix is a square matrix of all the variables
from food to manager.
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Last modified on July 27, 2012.