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As Lewis set about picking through the variables of the survey using multivariate regression analysis on STATA, he thought about the value he’d have put on the variables of his own happiness.
Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  statistics:  a method for determining the association between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables
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Linear regression finds a straight line that approximates the information in a group of data points, but any type of curve can be used for regression analysis.
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  • As Lewis set about picking through the variables of the survey using multivariate regression analysis on STATA, he thought about the value he’d have put on the variables of his own happiness.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • By subjecting it to the economist’s favorite trick: regression analysis.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • No, regression analysis is not some forgotten form of psychiatric treatment.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Regression analysis is the tool that enables an economist to sort out these huge piles of data.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics

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  • A regression analysis can demonstrate correlation, but it doesn’t prove cause.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • It should be said that regression analysis is more art than science.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Knowing what you now know about regression analysis, conventional wisdom, and the art of parenting, consider the following list of sixteen factors.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Regression analysis can’t quite answer that question, but it can answer a subtly different one: does a child with a lot of books in his home tend to do better than a child with no books?
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • In the case of the ECLS data, it might help to think of regression analysis as performing the following task: converting each of those twenty thousand schoolchildren into a sort of circuit board with an identical number of switches.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Using regression analysis to control for other factors that might influence life trajectories, it was then possible to measure the impact of a single factor—in this case, a woman’s first name—on her educational, income, and health outcomes.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
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Associated words [difficulty]:   regression analysis [7] , regress [5] , mode [1] , median [4] , extrapolate [7] , logarithmic scale [8] , interpolate [9] , interpolate [9] , mean [9]
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