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Partial correlation

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Analysis of the correlation between two variables which takes into account the fact that one or both of those variables is also correlated with some other variable or variables. Procedures are then used to eliminate the influence of the other(s) from the measure of the correlation between the two in question. The resulting correlation coefficient is known as the partial correlation co­efficient.

Reference: The Penguin Dictionary of Economics, 3rd edt.

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