Simple Linear Regression and Correlation 
Learning Objectives 
At the end of the module, the student will: Know that regression analysis concerns the form and direction of the relationship between variables; and is used for prediction. 
The following sub modules contain summary notes for the two content topic areas of Module 2. Module 2.1: Simple Linear Regression: Present and Describe Linear Relationships 
Assignment 
Select a realistic and interesting data set, consisting of a sample of approximately 50 observations. Your data set should include a quantitative (numerical) dependent or response variable (Y), and a quantitative independent or explanatory variable (X). Example:Y = Salary of USF Professor 
Optional Text Reading 
Anderson, D., Sweeney, D., & Williams, T. (2001). Contemporary Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel. Cincinnati, OH: SouthWestern. Chapter 3 (Section 3.5) 


