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regression analysis
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statistics:  a method for determining the association between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables
  • By subjecting it to the economist's favorite trick: regression analysis.
    p. 163.3
  • No, regression analysis is not some forgotten form of psychiatric treatment.
    p. 163.3
  • Regression analysis is the tool that enables an economist to sort out these huge piles of data.
    p. 163.6
  • 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.
    p. 164.1
  • 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?
    p. 164.7
  • A regression analysis can demonstrate correlation, but it doesn't prove cause.
    p. 164.9
  • It should be said that regression analysis is more art than science.
    p. 165.5
  • Knowing what you now know about regression analysis, conventional wisdom, and the art of parenting, consider the following list of sixteen factors.
    p. 168.5
  • 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.
    p. 191.4

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