Confidence intervals for Pearson correlation

Observed Pearson correlation (r):
Sample size (n):
Confidence interval (CI):
Approximate confidence interval: to

Approximate confidence intervals for an observed Pearson r correlation, given the value of r and the sample size n.

For example: for an observed correlation of 0.657 and a sample size of 15, the 95% confidence interval ranges from 0.22 to 0.87.

Note: Confidence intervals are based on Fisher’s r to z transformation.

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