PITFALLS IN REGRESSION

• Checking the correct practice of regression analysis to predict the value of a dependent variable based on an independent variable .The importance why we have to know the pitfalls in regression: • To provide a credible analysis • To produce clear statistical decisions and having justifications for your decisions. • To avoid the common pitfalls • To have an idea what model of regression suitable to use.

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• Stay close to the data • Link analyses back to theories • Try it both ways and if it doesn’t make a different then it probably doesn’t matter How to check error…. • Get to know your data • Check for data entry errors • Check that the variables are behaving as you would expect .How to approach the analysis & avoid common pitfalls..

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