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Title: Indiana - Correlation and Simple Linear Regression

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Title Indiana - Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
Contributor/Contact Chandon Saha, PhD
Institution Indiana
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Format PDF slides
Attachment Correlation and Simple Linear Regression

Type of Course Single Presentation
Level of Course Mid-level
Audience Clinical Researcher
Topics Description Biostatistics Course for Health Care Providers: A Short Course

1) Learn how to interpret and use correlation coefficient
2) Understand principle of fitting linear regression model
3) Learn how to interpret estimates of the model parameters and use for prediction
Software Program



Keywords Correlation analysis
Pearson correlation
Spearman rank correlation
Simple linear regression
Scatterplots for correlation
Example of correlation for height and weight
Interpretation of the size of r - explain variability
When not to use r
Assumptions about the random error
Fitting the linear model
Principle of Least Squares
Simple linear regression
Normality assumption
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Topic revision: r4 - 08 Oct 2012 - 14:41:12 - MaryBanach

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