Home Products Most Popular Contact
No items in your cart.
The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Linear Regression Analysis. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Linear Regression Analysis (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 129 CE courses, most popular
$95 Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Predicting a Value

If you want to forecast or predict the value of a variable (dependent variable) and you are given the value of a second variable (independent variable), it may first be necessary to know how the variables are related. Regression analysis allows you to estimate the structure of this relationship with a certain degree of confidence.
The use of simple linear regression analysis requires the relationship between the two variables to be linear and the direction of causation to flow from the independent to the dependent variable. In the absence of these conditions, the method is unreliable.