9.1 Learning Outcomes

After completing this lab, you should be able to

  • Conduct regression analyses in R Commander and SPSS
  • Interpret the output of a regression analysis from R Commander and SPSS
  • Report the results of a regression analysis in APA style

Before you begin, make sure you understand the following concepts from the lecture portion of the course

  • The goal of regression, including what types of research questions it can be used to test
  • The concepts behind regression analyses
    • F and r2 values
    • Regression coefficients

This lab will require you to load data into R Commander and SPSS. You can review this skill in the videos on R Commander basics (beginning at 3:32) and SPSS basics (beginning at 0:48).

You can download the dataset we will be using in this lab here. In R Commander, you can load the Bfox dataset directly from the carData package. For further information about the dataset and variables, refer to the documentation.