Chapter 10. Simple Linear Regression

10.1 Basics of Regression Analysis

10.2 Developing a Simple Linear Regression Model

10.3 Measures of Variation

10.4 Inferences About the Slope

10.5 Common Mistakes Using Regression Analysis

Important Equations

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Regression methods are inferential methods that allow you to use the values of one variable to predict the values of another variable. For example, managers of a growing chain of retail stores might wonder if larger-sized stores generate greater sales, farmers might want to predict the weight of a pumpkin based on its circumference, and baseball fans might want to predict the number of games a team wins in a season based on the number of runs the team scores.

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