Statistics and Probability Module: Predicting the Value of Dependent Variable Given the Value of Independent Variable

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In previous modules, you became familiar with the equation of the regression line. Your knowledge about the regression line, its equation, slope, and y-intercept will aid you in learning the content of this module.

This module will help you learn how to formulate predictions about dependent variables based on independent variables. Also, you will learn to apply previous learnings you gained about the nature of variables. Furthermore, this module gives you an opportunity to link and unify concepts learned about regression analysis and utilize these in the prediction and estimation of values based on the equation of a regression line. In time, you will be able to utilize your knowledge and skills in analysis and solving of regression analysis problems.

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. explain the use of the regression equation in predicting the value of the dependent variable;

2. estimate the value of dependent variable from the value of the independent variable; and

3. reflect on the importance of making predictions in decision-making.

Before you proceed to the lesson, make sure to answer first the questions in the next page (What I Know).

Statistics and Probability Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Predicting the Value of Dependent Variable Given the Value of Independent Variable


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