Section 4:
Correlation and Regression

Correlation of Damages

Regression Equation

Relationship of Awards

Correlation of Punitive Damages and Compensatory Damages

Figure 3 contains two scatterplots.


The first shows the relation between punitive and compensatory damages in jury trials.

The second shows that relation in judge trials.


1. Does your eye detect a possible pattern of positive linear correlation?

2. Which kind of trial appears to have the steeper correlation?

3. Which kind of trial appears to have the tighter correlation?


Copyright © 2002 by Theodore Eisenberg & Kevin M. Clermont
Cornell University
Cornell Law School
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Last updated: September 2002