What is the Pearson Correlation Critical Values Table?

The Pearson Correlation Critical Values Table is a statistical tool used to determine the significance of correlation coefficients for any given sample size. It provides a critical value, which is a way of determining the likelihood that the correlation found in the sample is due to chance. The critical value is compared to the computed correlation coefficient to determine if the correlation is statistically significant or not.

The table below shows the Pearson correlation critical values for different significance levels and degrees of freedom. Note that degrees of freedom = n-2 where n = # pairs of data.

Pearson correlation critical values table