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You should use a Regression when:

  • You are looking for a relationship between two samplesglossary item: Sample, one sample from each of a dependent variableglossary item: Dependent variable and an independent variableglossary item: Independent variable
  • You believe the relationship might be modelled by a straight lineglossary item: Straight line
  • Where data in the samples are measured at scaleglossary item: Scale data level
  • The data are relatedglossary item: Related data

 

Do not use this test when:

  • You want to compare frequency distributionsglossary item: Frequency Distribution
  • You cannot identify a dependent variableglossary item: Dependent variable and an independent variableglossary item: Independent variable
  • The data do not fulfil parametric criteriaglossary item: Parametric criteria