To be able to:

understand the purpose and describe what is a correlation;

describe the basic idea behind a correlation;

understand the roles of strength and directionality in describing the relationship between two variables;

describe the data assumptions for correlation analysis;

describe what is homoscedasticity;

understand when to use Pearson, Spearman, and partial correlations;

conduct correlation analysis in SPSS; and

interpret and report significant and nonsignificant correlations.