Chapter 14

Modeling HR Data with Multiple Regression Analysis

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Working with data in multiple linear regression analysis

Bullet Learning to complete multiple regression analyses in Excel and SPSS

Bullet Interpreting multiple regression summary output

If you were going on a great adventure to a place where nobody had ever been before you and you could bring along one thing, what would you bring? I don’t know what you would choose, but if I could only bring one thing, I’d bring multiple regression, a form of linear regression that is used to explain the relationship between one continuous dependent variable (Y) and two or more independent variables (x1, x2, x3 …).

Why put so much faith in multiple regression? Well, if people analytics is this great journey to the unknown and you need to travel light, then multiple regression is a great tool to put in your backpack. It is the machete for the jungle, the life vest for the ocean, and the fire starter for the North Pole. It may not be the only thing you need to survive in the wild, but once you get familiar with it, you will want to sleep with it close by your side at night.

Taking Baby Steps with Linear Regression

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