Q: Why should we always run a correlational analysis before fitting an econometric model?
Before constructing a model, it is important to identify which variables are relevant and which are random disturbances. Performing a correlational analysis helps identify the relevant variables and their impact. The models themselves may involve correlation coefficients.
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You may also find the following questions (by previous researchers) relevant.
- When can I use correlation analysis as opposed to regression analysis?
- What is the best statistical method for a correlational quantitative research?
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