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Building a Multiple Linear Regression Model

Previously, we have seen situations where an outcome (the dependent variable) is based on a single input variable (independent variable). Sadly, real life is rarely as simple. Most outcomes in real situations are affected by multiple input variables. To...

How to Compute the Measures of Dispersion using Microsoft Excel

Calculating Range in Excel Excel does not offer a function to compute range. However, we can easily compute it by subtracting the minimum value from the maximum value. The formula would be =MAX()-MIN() where the dataset would be the referenced in both the parentheses....

When Things are Correlated, Do they Cause Each Other?

We've talked about how popular the concept of correlation is in business analytics. Causation, and its variants are also used rather commonly. This makes it easy to mistakenly connect the two popular terms and even use them interchangeably. The Latin phrase, cum hoc...

Using Central Tendency Measures to Describe Data

The term central tendency refers to some values that tend to describe the centre of the complete data set. There are different measures of central tendency. Each of them give us one single number that attempts to summarise the entire data set within itself. Why do we...

Building Linear Regression Models

What is regression? In the dictionary, the word regression basically means 'to go back'. In terms of statistics too, the meaning is not too different - it means 'to go back to the past data to explain the process that generates the data'. In statistics, a model is a...

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