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Statistics for Health Care Professionals: Working With Excel, 2nd Edition by David A. Rosenthal, John F. Kros, James E. Veney

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CHAPTER 11
SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand the meaning and calculation of linear regression
• Demonstrate understanding of testing of the hypothesis of independence
• Enable and use the Excel regression add-in
• Understand the importance of examining a scatterplot in regression analysis
• Understand the relationship between regression and the t test
Linear regression is a statistical method for determining the relationship between one or more independent variables and a single dependent variable. In this chapter we look at what is called simple linear regression. Simple linear regression is the relationship between a single independent variable and a single dependent variable.

11.1 MEANING AND CALCULATION OF LINEAR REGRESSION ...

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