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IA Correlational Study for Math SL IA?

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I know that all Math Studies IAs are correlation, but if I was to look at correlation between two or more variables as Math SL student, what would I need to do?

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I had a look at the syllabus for the requirements on the IA and it says under use of mathematics that it needs to be relevant. I can imagine that if you don't cover correlation in methods SL then you probably have to stick to a topic that is covered. What has your teacher said about it?

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It is covered, and my teacher has included it on the list of "suggested topics" for the IA. However, when I talked with him about what the differeneces between a correlation IA in mathematics and a math studies IA, he said something very vague about "going beyond the data". So I'm just trying to think what exactly that means?

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He might be referring to conducting diagnostic tests. I can imagine that they teach more applied or practical tests for correlation analysis than in SL. That being said it wasn't really part of the syllabus I did for Methods SL so I wouldn't know what you covered. Do studies cover the R squared and how to conduct test statistics/inferential statistics?

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