3.24 Estimating Slope with Variable Data Example #2: Do Not Let Single Data Points Overly Influence Estimate of Slope

It tends to make us think that there is an increasing slope in this data path, even though—aside from that one data point—the slope is completely flat, as this line shows. Be careful to not let one, single data point overly influence your estimation of the slope.

A graph displaying the variation of sessions over time for estimating slope.
Post a comment
This section is for the civil and public discussion of the content of this page. We reserve the right to moderate and remove comments that are irrelevant, disrespectful, hateful, harassing, threatening, or spamlike. If you are experiencing a technical issue, please contact our helpdesk for assistance.

Leave a Comment