Assignment 1: Testing for Correlation and Bivariate Regression

For this Assignment, you will examine correlation and bivariate regression testing.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Using the SPSS software, open the High School Longitudinal Study dataset.

  • Based on the dataset you chose, construct a research question that can be answered with a Pearson correlation and bivariate regression.

For this Assignment:

Write a 3– to 4-paragraph analysis of your correlation and bivariate regression results for each research question.

In your analysis, display the data for the output.

Based on your results, provide an explanation of what the implications of social change might be.

Use proper APA format, citations, and referencing for your analysis, research question, and display of output. Please use the references below and at least 4 additional references using APA.


Frankfort-Nachmias, C., & Leon-Guerrero, A. (2018). Social statistics for a diverse society (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 12, “Regression and Correlation” (pp. 325-371)

Wagner, W. E. (2016). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Chapter 8, “Correlation and Regression Analysis”