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One of your classmates is reading through the program for Friday night’s football game. Among other things, the program lists the players’ positions and their weights. Your classmate comments, “There is a strong correlation between a player’’s position and their weight."
a. Explain why your classmate’s statement is in error.
b. What other variable might be listed in the program that could be used to correctly identify a correlation with weight?
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Stats: Modeling the World


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a. Player position is a categorical variable. You can't use correlation for categorical variables.
b. If the players’ heights were listed, you could find correlation, to give one example.
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