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This booklet makes a speciality of instruments and strategies for construction legitimate regression versions utilizing real-world information. A key subject matter in the course of the ebook is that it purely is sensible to base inferences or conclusions on legitimate types.

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This can be achieved by finding the equation of the line which “best” fits our data, that is, choose b0 and b1 such that yˆi = b0 + b1 xi is as “close” as possible to yi. Here the notation ŷi is used to denote the value of the line of best fit in order to distinguish it from the observed values of y, that is, yi. We shall refer to ŷi as the ith predicted value or the fitted value of yi. Residuals In practice, we wish to minimize the difference between the actual value of y (yi) and the predicted value of y (ŷi).

3 Confidence Intervals for the Population Regression Line In this section we consider the problem of finding a confidence interval for the unknown population regression line at a given value of X, which we shall denote by x*. 14) gives Z= yˆ * −(b 0 + b1 x*) 1 ( x * − x )2 s ( + ) n SXX ∼ N (0,1) Replacing s by S results in T= yˆ * −(b 0 + b1 x*) 1 ( x * − x )2 ) S ( + n SXX ∼ tn − 2 A 100(1 – a)% confidence interval for E(Y | X = x*) = b 0 + b1 x * , the population regression line at X = x*, is given by 1 ( x * − x )2 yˆ * ± t (a/ 2, n − 2)S ( + ) n SXX 1 (x * −x ) = bˆ 0 + bˆ1 x * ± t (a/ 2, n − 2)S ( + ) n SXX 2 where t (a/ 2, n − 2) is the 100(1–a/2)th quantile of the t-distribution with n – 2 degrees of freedom.

6. 7. 1 The plots enable us to assess visually whether the assumptions are being violated and point to what should be done to overcome these violations. Determine which (if any) of the data points have x-values that have an unusually large effect on the estimated regression model (such points are called leverage points). Determine which (if any) of the data points are outliers, that is, points which do not follow the pattern set by the bulk of the data, when one takes into account the given model.

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