© 1990

Regression Analysis

Theory, Methods, and Applications


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 1-27
  3. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 28-59
  4. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 60-82
  5. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 83-99
  6. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 100-110
  7. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 111-131
  8. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 132-153
  9. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 154-179
  10. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 180-217
  11. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 218-232
  12. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 233-252
  13. Ashish Sen, Muni Srivastava
    Pages 253-264
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 265-347

About this book


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.


Bootstrapping Estimator Measure Normal distribution Random variable Regression analysis best fit

Authors and affiliations

  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


"I found this to be the most complete and up-to-date regression text I have come across...this text has much to offer."
-Journal of the American Statistical
"The material is presented in a lucid and easy-to-understand style...can be ranked as one of the best textbooks on regression in the market."
-mathermatical Reviews
"...a successful mix of theory and practice...It will serve nicely to teach both the logic behind regression and the data-analytic use of regression."
-SIAM Review