1. Give a plausible example of a three-variable research problem in which partial correlation would be a useful analysis.
2. Define X1, X2, and Y. Make sure that you indicate which of your three variables is the “controlled for” variable ( X2).
3. What results might you expect to obtain for this partial correlation, and how would you interpret your results (e.g., spurious correlation, mediation, moderation, and so on)?