Analyze measures for correlation and bivariate regression

Correlation and Bivariate Regression

Correlation tests are some of the most widely used tests; unfortunately, they are also some of the most misinterpreted tests. The term correlation is frequently used in a colloquial sense, but has a very specific definition within the context of statistics. As a critical consumer of research, after this week you will be able to properly interpret the strengths and weaknesses of this specific test.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this week’s activities is the introduction to ordinary least squares regression. This form of linear regression is frequently referred to as the “workhorse” of the social sciences, and for good reason. It is one of the most widely used statistical tests.

In this week, you will examine correlation and bivariate regression. In your examination you will construct research questions, evaluate research design, and analyze results related to correlation and bivariate regression.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Construct research questions

· Evaluate research design through research questions

· Analyze correlation and bivariate regression

· Analyze measures for correlation and bivariate regression

· Analyze significance of correlation and bivariate regression

· Analyze results for correlation and bivariate regression testing

· Analyze assumptions of correlation and bivariate regression

· Analyze implications for social change

· Evaluate research related to correlation and bivariate regression