Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week's assignment. Before reviewing these resources, read through the assignment instructions so you know what you will be expected to do with this material.

**As you explore the resources this week, consider the following questions:**

- Why do some researchers imply causality when discussing correlation?
- What is the difference between a correlation and a causal relationship?
- How would you explain the underlying meaning behind "good" regression models?
- What is correlation?
- What is the difference between a correlation and a causal relationship?
- What is the difference between strong positive correlation and strong negative correlation?
- What is a regression analysis?

**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 4 - Correlation**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics : Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 4) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nu/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you discover the important features of correlation, such as strength and direction.

- Reading this chapter will help you discover the important features of correlation, such as strength and direction.
**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 5 - Statistical Prediction and Regression**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics : Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 5) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nu/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you understand how statistics are tools designed to help us predict what will happen in the world. In this chapter, you will focus on prediction and regression and understand how they understand the relationship between variables.

- Reading this chapter will help you understand how statistics are tools designed to help us predict what will happen in the world. In this chapter, you will focus on prediction and regression and understand how they understand the relationship between variables.

**Correlation and Causality (video) 10:44**Kahn Academy. (2011, Aug 18). Correlation and causality. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/ROpbdO-gRUo

- Reviewing this video will help you understand why correlation does not imply causality (even though many in the press and some researchers often imply otherwise)

- Reviewing this video will help you understand why correlation does not imply causality (even though many in the press and some researchers often imply otherwise)
**Simple Linear Regression, The Very Basics (video) 22:55**Foltz, B. (2013, Nov 23).Simple Linear Regression, The Very Basics. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/ZkjP5RJLQF4

- Reviewing this video will help you understand the basics of Simple Linear Regression starting at square one. When the word "regression" is used in the video it refers to simple linear regression as opposed to multiple regression or models that are not linear.

**Scatter Chart in Excel***Scatter Chart in Excel.*(n.d.) Excel Easy. Retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/scatter-chart.html

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to create a scatter chart in Excel

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to create a scatter chart in Excel
**Regression in Excel***Regression in Excel.*(n.d.). Excel Easy. Retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/regression.html

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to do regression in Excel.

**Creating an X Y Scatter Chart in Excel (video) 5:33**Doug H. (2012, April 22). Creating an X Y Scatter Chart in Excel. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/bYf6qO-iBW0

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to create a X Y scatter chart in Excel

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to create a X Y scatter chart in Excel
**How to do a Linear Regression on Excel (video) 5:18**Schraer, M. (2017, March 16). How to do a linear regression on excel. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/L_a8Z0BVjyM

- Reviewing this video will help you understand how to perform a linear regression in Excel.

**Correlation**Trochim, W. M. (2006). Correlation. Retrieved from: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/statcorr.php

- Reviewing this resource will help you understand the concept of correlation between variables.

- Reviewing this resource will help you understand the concept of correlation between variables.
**Chapter 9: Regression**Stark, P.B. (2013). Chapter 9: Regression. Retrieved from: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/Text/regression.htm

- Reviewing this resource will give you a better understanding of regression and fitting the regression line.

- Reviewing this resource will give you a better understanding of regression and fitting the regression line.

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