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ERIC Number: EJ956444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
Explorations in Statistics: Regression
Curran-Everett, Douglas
Advances in Physiology Education, v35 n4 p347-352 Dec 2011
Learning about statistics is a lot like learning about science: the learning is more meaningful if you can actively explore. This seventh installment of "Explorations in Statistics" explores regression, a technique that estimates the nature of the relationship between two things for which we may only surmise a mechanistic or predictive connection. Regression helps us answer three questions: does some variable Y depend on another variable X; if so, what is the nature of the relationship between Y and X; and for some value of X, what value of Y do we predict? Residual plots are an essential component of a thorough regression analysis: they help us decide if our statistical regression model of the relationship between Y and X is appropriate. (Contains 9 figures, 1 table and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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