Modeling by Fitting Data

  • William P. Fox
  • Robert Burks
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 283)


Often military analysis in data science requires analysis of the data and in many cases the use of regression techniques. Regression is not a one-method-fits-all approach; it takes good approaches and common sense to complement the mathematical and statistical approaches used in the analysis. This chapter discusses some simple and advanced regression techniques that have been used often in the analysis of data for business, industry, and government. We also discuss methods to check for model adequacy after constructing the regression model. We also believe technology is essential to good analysis and illustrate it in our examples and case studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. Fox
    • 1
  • Robert Burks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Defense AnalysisNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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