MATH 399N Statistics

Question # 00801383 Posted By: 67 Updated on: 04/07/2021 12:24 PM Due on: 05/04/2021
Subject Mathematics Topic General Mathematics Tutorials:
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Week 8 Discussion: Regression


Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 12 (All Sections)
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source


OpenStax, Introductory Statistics. OpenStax CNX. Aug 23, 2019


Initial Post Instructions

Medical professionals can find relationships between variables. The more you drink alcohol, the less functionality of your liver. The less carbohydrates a person intakes, the lower their Body Mass Index.

Data can be collected and organized as an ordered pair (x, y). The data can be analyzed to determine the type and strength of a correlation and to calculate a regression line in order to make a prediction.

Use the internet to find a data set of ordered pairs. Key terms to search: Free Public Data Sets and Medical Data Sets.

Create a Post:

Introduce your Data Set and Cite the Source.

  1. Which would be the independent variable, and which would be the dependent variable?
  2. Without drawing a scatter plot, would you expect a positive, negative or no correlation? Explain.
  3. Would you categorize your data to have a strong or weak correlation? Why?
  4. What would the r2 value tell you about the data that you selected?
  5. What is the equation of the regression line?
  6. Use the regression line to make a prediction about the data you collected.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Here are suggested responses.

  1. Review the data of a peer. List the parts of the analysis that you agree with and why. Ask one clarifying question.
  2. Compare the analysis of two pieces of data until you find two that have a similar report. What are the subjects of those reports and why do you think they would have the same analysis?

Writing Requirements

  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Initial Post Content: Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

Evidence & Sources: Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*

Professional Communication: Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).



*Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses...., The information from our lesson states..., Smith (2010) claimed that..., Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)...

**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.

***Scholarly source - per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.

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