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This article provides a data collection and analysis activity for illustrating simple linear regression and outlier analysis. The activity was designed to involve students in the process of data collection and to motivate studying the relationship between two quantitative variables. Students collect data on occurrences of letters in English text. These data are used to study the relationships between how often a letter occurs in English text, and: (1) the letter's Morse Code units and (2) the relative frequency of Scrabbleä‹¢ game tiles for the letter. Worksheets and answers to the activities are provided.
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Date Of Record Creation 2005-07-19 12:02:00
Date Last Modified 2005-07-19 12:02:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-07-19 12:02:00
Source Journal of Statistics Education
Email Address richamar@gvsu.edu, gabrosej@gvsu.edu, reischmd@gvsu.edu, curtissp@gvsu.edu
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Author Name Mary Richardson, John Gabrosek, Diann Reischman, and Phyllis Curtiss
Author Organization Grand Valley State University
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