Unit 6 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • identify the dependent and independent variables in the linear regression model;
  • calculate the equation of the regression line, and plot it;
  • describe the importance of the correlation coefficient and r-squared, and apply these concepts;
  • define outlier, identify examples of outliers, and describe what an outlier can do to summaries of data;
  • estimate a regression line, and identify the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable; and
  • draw a scatterplot,explain how to use a spreadsheet to draw a scatterplot, find the equation of the least-squared line, and draw the line.

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