3.4 - Two Quantitative Variables

Later in the course, we will devote an entire lesson to analyzing two quantitative variables. In this lesson, you will be introduced to scatterplots, correlation, and simple linear regression. A scatterplot is a graph used to display data concerning two quantitative variables. Correlation is a measure of the direction and strength of the relationship between two quantitative variables. Simple linear regression uses one quantitative variable to predict a second quantitative variable. You will not need to compute correlations or regression models by hand in this course. There is one example of computing a correlation by hand in the notes to show you how it relates to z scores, but for all assignments, you should be using Minitab to compute these statistics.