Simple Regression

  • Cynthia Fraser


Regression analysis is a powerful tool for quantifying the influence of a continuous, independent, driver x on a continuous dependent, performance variable y. Often we are interested in both explaining how an independent decision variable x drives a dependent performance variable y and also in predicting performance y to compare the impact of alternate decision variable x values. X is also called a predictor, since from x we can predict y. Regression allows us to do both: quantify the nature and extent of influence of a performance driver x and predict performance or response y from knowledge of the driver x.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Fraser
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  1. 1.McIntire School of CommerceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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