Question: Peter was curious to know if the average number of games won in a year predicts Super Bowl performance (win or lose). The X variable was the average number of games won during the past 10 seasons. The Y variable was whether the team ever won the Super Bowl during the past 10 seasons. Here are the data:
|Team||Average Number of Wins Over 10 Years||Bowl? (1 = yes and 0 = no)|
a. How would you assess the usefulness of the average number of wins as a predictor of whether a team ever won a Super Bowl?
b. What’s the advantage of being able to use a categorical variable (such as 1 or 0) as a dependent variable?
c. What other variables might you use to predict the dependent variable, and why would you choose them?