Introduction to Regression Analysis

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When you have completed reading this chapter you will be able to:

  • Understand what simple linear regression equations look like.
  • See that you can form a general hypothesis (guess) about a relationship based on your knowledge of the situation being investigated.
  • Know how to use a regression equation to make an estimate of the value of the variable you have modeled.
  • See that line plots and scattergrams from Excel can be useful in using regression analysis.
  • Understand how both time-series and cross-sectional data can be used in regression analysis.


Regression analysis is a statistical tool that allows us to describe the way in which one variable is related to another. ...

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