Hello

I am currently working on project “NBA Trends” (https://www.codecademy.com/paths/data-science/tracks/dacp-summary-statistics/modules/stats-associations-between-variables/projects/nba-trends) and I wanted to make sure I have the right interpretation of the step 8 result.

Step 8 is :

“Using the contingency table created in the previous exercise (Ex. 7), calculate the expected contingency table (if there were no association) and the Chi-Square statistic and print your results. Does the actual contingency table look similar to the expected table — or different? Based on this output, do you think there is an association between these variables?”

so I have a 2X2 matrix but my chi2 square result is 6.5. So for me there is not really a correlation between the “game location” and “game result”. Is it correct ?

I also transformed the games_result and location to binary (0 for L, 1 for W and 0 for H, 1 for A), and ran correlation matrix. The result show a correlation coefficient of -0.12 between games result and location, which we can interpretate as no correlation between these two variables.

So my second question is : is correlation matrix really relevant in this case ?

Thanks a lot for your help