Conceptual Meaning and Spuriousness in Ratio Correlations: The Case of Restaurant Tipping

dc.contributor.authorLynn, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBond, Charles F. Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-12T21:03:21Z
dc.date.available2020-09-12T21:03:21Z
dc.date.issued1992-01-01
dc.description.abstractRatios of one variable over another are frequently used in social psychological research in order to control for a hear relationship between the numerator and the denominator. However, the use of ratio variables can introduce spuriousness into data analyses. This article provides a description and explanation of the problem of spuriousness in ratio correlations and it illustrates this problem with research on restaurant tipping.
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dc.identifier.other4800516
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/71549
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.1992.tb01543.x
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Wiley. Final version published as: Lynn, M., & Bond, C. F. (1992). Conceptual meaning and spuriousness in ratio correlations: The case of restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22(4), 327-341. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjecttipping
dc.subjectspuriousness
dc.subjectratio correlation
dc.titleConceptual Meaning and Spuriousness in Ratio Correlations: The Case of Restaurant Tipping
dc.typearticle
local.authorAffiliationLynn, Michael: wml3@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationBond, Charles F. Jr.: Texas Christian University
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