Statistics pp 396-471 | Cite as

Regression and Correlation for Two Metric Variables

  • Gudmund R. Iversen
  • Mary Gergen
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Textbooks in Statistics book series (SUTS)


Questions about relationships between metric variables with well-defined units of measurement, such as food calories and fat content, gas mileage and vehicle weight, are answered using the statistical methods know as regression analysis and correlation analysis. Regression and correlation analyses represent two major and complementary aspects of the analysis of the relationship between metric variables.


Regression Line Residual Variable Snack Food Training Camp Tortilla Chip 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gudmund R. Iversen
    • 1
  • Mary Gergen
    • 2
  1. 1.Swarthmore CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Delaware County CampusPennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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