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Variance and Standard Deviation First is the relation between a variance and a standard deviation; the standard deviation is the square root of the variance: SD = V or V = SD2. Why use both? Standard deviations are in the same units as the original variables; we thus often find it easier to use SDs. VariÂ�ances, on the other hand, are often easier to use in formulas and, although I’ve already promised that this book will use a minimum of formulas, some will be necessary. If nothÂ�ing else, you can use this tidbit for an alternative formula to convert from the unstandardized to the stan­ V dardized regression coefficient: β = b Vxy Correlation and Covariance Next is a covariance.

103. With multiple regression, we can test each independent variable separately for statis� tical significance. It is not unusual, especially when we have a half-dozen or so variables in the regression equation, to have a statistically significant R2 but to have one or more independent variables that are not statistically significant (an example is shown in Chapter 4). 633. 05, the variable Parent Education is a statistically significant predictor of GPA. 871, or close to one point on the 100-point GPA scale, once time spent on homework is taken into account.

Using motiva­ tion to predict achievement). What’s the difference? Briefly, explanation subsumes prediction. If you can explain a phenomenon, you can pre­ dict it. On the other hand, prediction, although a worthy goal, does not necessitate explana­ tion. As a general rule, we will here be more interested in explaining phenomena than in predicting them. Causality Observant readers may also be feeling queasy by now. 6 And when we make such statements as “moti­ vation helps explain school performance,” isn’t this another way of saying that motiÂ�vation is one possible cause of school performance?

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