Association Strength and Separating Impact With Regression
Primary Task: Write a brief paper in APA format of 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Use the gss.sav file. You are interested in predicting a father's education level (dependent variable) when you know the mother's education level (independent variable). The variable names are "paeduc" and "maeduc." Determine the linear regression equation for predicting the father's education level from the mother's education. Answer the following questions:
How much of the total variance have you accounted for with the equation?
Based upon your equation, what level of education would you predict for the father when the mother has 16 years of education?
Create an output that shows a scatterplot with a line of best fit for your data.
Explain what a line of best fit is.
Submit both the (SPSS) output file and your Word summary