Correlation and Bivariate Regression

To prepare for this Assignment 1 :

• Review this week’s Learning Resources and media program related to regression and correlation.
• Review Magnusson’s web blog found in the Learning Resources to further your visualization and understanding of correlations between two variables.
• Construct a research question using the General Social Survey dataset, which can be answered by a Pearson correlation and bivariate regression.

By Day 3

Use SPSS to answer the research question. Post your response to the following:

1. What is your research question?
2. What is the null hypothesis for your question?
3. What research design would align with this question?
4. What dependent variable was used and how is it measured?
5. What independent variable is used and how is it measured?
6. If you found significance, what is the strength of the effect?
7. Explain your results for a lay audience; explain the answer to your research question.

Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.

To prepare for this Assignment 2:

• Review this week’s Learning Resources and media program related to regression and correlation.
• Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you choose) found in the Learning Resources for this week.
• Based on the dataset you chose, construct a research question that can be answered with a Pearson correlation and bivariate regression.
• Once you perform your correlation and bivariate regression analysis, review Chapter 11 of the Wagner text to understand how to copy and paste your output into your Word document.

For this Assignment:

Write a 2- to 3-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.