AP Statistics : How to find linearity

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Find Linearity

A basketball coach wants to determine if a player's height can predict the number of points the player scores in a season. Which statistical test should the coach conduct?

Possible Answers:

Linear regression

T-test

P-score

Correlation

ANOVA

Correct answer:

Linear regression

Explanation:

Linear regression is the best option for determining whether the value of one variable predicts the value of a second variable.  Since that is exactly what the coach is trying to do, he should use linear regression.

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