# Regression: Predictor and Criterion Variables

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Explain the relationship between correlation and regression. What do the two approaches have in common, and how are they different? In what types of research might one approach be preferred over the other? Explain and justify your response. Be sure that your discussion refers to both predictor and criterion variables as well as their role in the regression equation.

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This essay is about correlation and regression. It talks about approaches with several criteria.

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Correlation shows relationship (co-relation) between two variables. It also gives us ways to measure behavior and to distinguish among the influences of overlapping variables. Regression is a statistical tool that lets us predict an individual's score on the dependent variable from his or her score on one independent variable. It can also provide specific quantitative information that predicts relations between variables. (Nolan, 2011) Regression like correlation can be widely inaccurate in its ...

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