correlational method

cor·re·la·tion·al meth·od

a statistical method, most often used in clinical and other applied areas of psychology, to study the relationship that exists between one characteristic and another in an individual.
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144 faculty members were selected by using correlational method with regard to academic rank and based on stratified sampling.
The Christian community in particular has often explicitly or implicitly followed something like the correlational method of Tillich and allowed psychology to set the terms of engagement in dialogue.
The correlational method has been used by pastoral theologians (Browning, 1991; Doehring, 1999; Hiltner, 1958; Poling, 1996; Poling & Miller, 1985) historically identified with liberal Protestant religious traditions.
We explored the relationship between each of the independent variables (communications with ED doctors, ED nurses, and ancillary staff; and environment of ED care) and how they were related to patient satisfaction by using several correlational methods.
Citing evidence that several variables may have curvilinear relationships with religiousness, actual relationships among variables may be obscured by the use of correlational methods that assume linearity.
Mulaik offers a textbook for a graduate first-semester course in advanced correlational methods for students of psychology, sociology, education, and other social sciences.
It will be published four times a year for professionals involved in the use of experimental and correlational methods and qualitative analysis.
They critique the myth of neutrality in therapeutic methods (which are often founded or based on naturalistic assumptions that conflict or even contradict theism), and the myth of neutrality in research methods (even experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational methods are not as objective as they seem because there are philosophies of science that underlie their use, such as ontological naturalism).
The first stage would involve observational, focused exploration and flexible methodology, which qualitative and correlational methods allow.
However, even the construction of composite portraits based on commonalities results in representations of cases that are full of implications that can be tested with correlational methods applied to large samples.