|Date: ||Tue, 19 Mar 2002 13:10:17 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||"Cohen,Diane" <dc42@EXCHANGE1.DREXEL.EDU>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Cohen,Diane" <dc42@EXCHANGE1.DREXEL.EDU>|
|Subject: ||"r" cutoff|
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I have run some social science correlations, all of which are significant (p=<.001). They have to do with correlations between total depression scores and job satisfaction scores, anxiety scores and life satisfaction scores, etc. I now need to know what the 'r' cut off is in determining which of these correlations are really worth reporting. My business major son says r's below .45 are not very interesting or worthwhile...my boss (a physician) says all are worthwhile - whether .131 or .777. What do you social science folks say??