This paper reviews correlational research. The points of focus in the review are (1) defining of the research approach, (2) identifying an organizational situation amendable to study through correlational research, (3) stating managerial questions appropriate for investigation through correlational research, and (4) describing data collection methods that are appropriate for correlational research.
Defining Correlational Research
Correlation quite literally is a measure of association between two variables. Correlational research more specifically refers to a measure of linear association between two variables. The range of the linear relationship between the variables, represented by a coef