# Regression Analysis

## Theory, Methods, and Applications

• Ashish Sen
• Muni Srivastava
Textbook

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

1. Front Matter
Pages i-xv
2. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
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3. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
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4. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
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5. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
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13. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
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14. Back Matter
Pages 265-347

### Introduction

Any method of fitting equations to data may be called regression. Such equations are valuable for at least two purposes: making predictions and judging the strength of relationships. Because they provide a way of em­ pirically identifying how a variable is affected by other variables, regression methods have become essential in a wide range of fields, including the social sciences, engineering, medical research and business. Of the various methods of performing regression, least squares is the most widely used. In fact, linear least squares regression is by far the most widely used of any statistical technique. Although nonlinear least squares is covered in an appendix, this book is mainly about linear least squares applied to fit a single equation (as opposed to a system of equations). The writing of this book started in 1982. Since then, various drafts have been used at the University of Toronto for teaching a semester-long course to juniors, seniors and graduate students in a number of fields, including statistics, pharmacology, engineering, economics, forestry and the behav­ ioral sciences. Parts of the book have also been used in a quarter-long course given to Master's and Ph.D. students in public administration, urban plan­ ning and engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). This experience and the comments and criticisms from students helped forge the final version.

### Keywords

Bootstrapping Estimator Measure Normal distribution Random variable Regression analysis best fit

#### Authors and affiliations

• Ashish Sen
• 1
• Muni Srivastava
• 2
1. 1.College of Architecture, Art, and Urban Planning School of Urban Planning and PolicyThe University of IllinoisChicagoUSA
2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

### Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4470-7
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
• Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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• Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8789-6
• Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4470-7
• Series Print ISSN 1431-875X
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