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Are All Variables the Same?

Ernest Rutherford The aim of analytics is to find answers to problems. How do we find answers to the problems? We do that using data. When we begin to statistically analyse some data gathered through an experiment, we come across different types of data or variables....

The Assumptions in Linear Correlations

Given how simple Karl Pearson's Coefficient of Correlation is, the assumptions behind it are often forgotten. It is important to ensure that the assumptions hold true for your data, else the Pearson's Coefficient may be inappropriate. The assumptions and requirements...

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...

Measuring the Spread of Data

We have already seen how it is easier to describe data using a single measure of central tendency, such as, average. Now, take a look at the following data: The average score for both students is equal. However, John is consistent at everything, while Arun is...

What is Linear Correlation?

The analysis of correlation is an extremely useful technique in business. Naturally, correlations are extremely popular in various analyses. Correlation is measured by a coefficient that is a statistical estimation of the strength of relationship between data. The...

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