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# How to Run a Correlation in SPSS

• Correlation is a bivariate measure of strength of relationship between 2 variables.  Correlation is symmetrical wherein it does not provide evidence which way causation flows. If you want to know the steps on how to run the correlation in SPSS, here it is!

## Steps On How To Run A Correlation In SPSS

If you are now to calculate the correlation in 2 variables, you need to have SPSS.

• Open the SPSS program
• Go to correlation option
• Select bivariate option next to the correlation
• You need to inform which variables you want to calculate. If you have 2 variables, it is easy. You can run many correlations as much as you want. Regardless, put the cursor on the HEIGHT label in the left box and double click. It should be moved to the variable name on the right
• If you wish to use Pearson Correlation Coefficient, ensure to check the box next to Pearson correlation
• Click option
• A new window will appear. If you want to calculate for standard deviation and mean, check the box
• Click continue button
• Click OK and a new window will appear on the correlation results.

Note: It is better to check what correlation you want to use whether it is Pearson, Spearman and more. After you know what you want to use, check the box you see in SPSS.

## Tips On How To Run A Correlation In SPSS

When you decided to run a correlation in SPSS, make sure you know what you need to do. It is important that you are familiar with the statistical software. If you don’t know what you will do, better to check the steps provided above.

Before you run the correlation in SPSS, you must have the SPSS. Open the program, click on the correlation and much more. You need to enter the data completely and check if it’s correct to have the results you need.