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I have two vectors, X and Y

I perform a correlation test using them

cor.test(x, y)

From this, I get a p value and a correlation value, among other things.

In a manuscript, I report my results like so:

Pearson’s r(283) = 0.943, p < 2.2e-16

I have been asked to define which statistical test is being used. It was my understanding that Pearson's correlation test was itself the test. Is this incorrect?

I have read that a student's T test can be used to calculate the p value for the hypothesis test, which I believe is testing the hypothesis that the true correlation is 0.

Does the R language use a T-test for the p value by default in `cor.test()`

? Or is it correct to say that Pearson's is itself the test?

**11k**• written 6 weeks ago by SpacemanSpiffo •

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