Guide for performing a Correlation on the TI-83
1. After putting the data for the activity into two lists, one for the independent (L1) and one for the dependent variable (L2), follow this guide to setup the correlation, then continue to the regression guide to finish the correlation.
2. Press the and the 0 (Catalog) button and scroll down to "DiagnosticOn."
3. Press twice to turn this function on. Once the "Diagnostic" is turned on, follow the regression guide to finish the correlation analysis, but it is not necessary to load the correlation into "Y1".
4. Next, perform a linear regression as normal.
Original work on this document was done by Central Virginia Governor's School students Kristine Salm, Stephanie Thornton, and Jonathan Tucker (Class of '04).
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