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    1. In graphing the relationship between two variables, the predictor (also called explanatory) variable is found on the x / y (choose one) axis. (you might have to think about his one!)

    2. You are reading an article that reported the results of a study that examined the relationship between duration of television watching for children 10 - 12 years of age and grades at school. In the results section of the article an r value is given as .896. This is an example of a:
    A. Strong negative relationship
    B. Strong positive relationship
    C. Weak negative relationship
    D. Weak positive relationship.

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    1. In graphing the relationship between two variables, the predictor (also called explanatory) variable is found on the x / y (choose one) axis. (you might have to think about his one!)

    For this question, we always use x to denote the independent variable, ...

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