# Is there a difference between a correlation and a correlation coefficient?

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Nov 5, 2015

Yes

#### Explanation:

Correlation is the process of studying the cause and effect relationship that exists between two variables.

Correlation coefficient is the measure of the correlation that exists between two variables.

Nov 5, 2015

Yes. There is difference.

#### Explanation:

Correlation is the concept of **linear** relationship between two variables. Please note that I emphasized the word linear. It is linear relationship nor any other relationship.

Whereas correlation coefficient is a measure that measures **linear** relationship between two variables.