[R] help in interpreting paired t-test

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 15:21:08 CEST 2011

On Sep 21, 2011, at 18:39 , Marc Schwartz wrote:

> Jeremy,
> Correlation alone is irrelevant when comparing two separate sets of measurements on the same specimen. Correlation does not mean good agreement, but good agreement tends to infer high correlation.


I think Jeremy is well aware of that. He just said that the power to detect a (small) difference is higher when the correlation is higher. (Since V(X-Y) = 2*(1-rho)*sigma^2 if X and Y have the same variance sigma^2)

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