Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Define linear regression and describe the relationship between a predictor variable and a criterion variable.
  2. Compute and interpret the method of least squares.
  3. Identify each source of variation in an analysis of regression.
  4. Compute an analysis of regression and interpret the results.
  5. Compute and interpret the standard error of estimate.
  6. Define multiple regression, and compute and interpret an analysis of multiple regression.
  7. Delineate the unstandardized and standardized β coefficients.
  8. Compute the relative contribution of each predictor variable and interpret the results.
  9. Summarize the results of an analysis of regression and multiple regression in APA format.
  10. Compute an analysis of regression and an analysis of multiple regression using SPSS.