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Applying Regression and Correlation
A Guide for Students and Researchers

First Edition


© 2001 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book takes a fresh look at applying regression analysis in the behavioural sciences by introducing the reader to regression analysis through a simple model-building approach.

The authors start with the basics and begin by re-visiting the mean, and the standard deviation, with which most readers will already be familiar, and show that they can be thought of a least squares model. The book then shows that this least squares model is actually a special case of a regression analysis and can be extended to deal with first one, and then more than one independent variable.

Extending the model from the mean to a regression analysis provides a powerful, but simple, way of thinking about what students believe are the more complex aspects of regression analysis.

The authors gradually extend the model to include aspects of regression analysis such as non-linear regression, logistic regression, and moderator and mediator analysis. These approaches are often presented in terms that are too mathematical for non-statistically inclined students to deal with.

Throughout the book maintains a conceptual, non-mathematical focus. Most equations are placed in an appendix, where a detailed explanation is given, to avoid disrupting the flow of the main text.

This book will be indispensable for anyone using regression and correlation from undergraduates doing projects to postgraduate and researchers.

 
PART ONE: I NEED TO DO REGRESSION ANALYSIS TOMORROW
 
Building Models with Regression and Correlation
 
More Than One Independent Variable
Multiples Regression  
 
Categorical Independent Variables
 
PART TWO: I NEED TO DO REGRESSION ANALYSIS NEXT WEEK
 
Assumptions in Regression Analysis
 
Issues in Regression Analysis
 
PART THREE: I NEED TO KNOW MORE OF THE THINGS THAT REGRESSION CAN DO
 
Nonlinear and Logistic Regression
 
Moderator and Mediator Analysis
 
Introducing Some Advanced Techniques
Multilevel Modelling and Structural Equation Modelling  

`An excellent book on regression and correlation, which should be on the shopping list of all researchers in psychology and also of many psychology students' - Statistical Methods in Medical Research


"This book is a gem. I would certainly recommend it to my students." 

David Clark-Carter
Staffordshire University

Good straightforward text. Tries to put Regression Analysis in clear terms.

Dr Vess Johnson
Business Administration Dept, Univ Of The Incarnate Word
March 19, 2015

A very good book to be recommended for graduate students especially for those who are adopting regression analysis with their data.

Dr Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali
Other, University of Science, Malaysia
May 4, 2010

Ok for supplement on regression but not used as core textbook as too narrow as a stats book.

Mr Alexander Jones
Psychology , City University
November 12, 2009

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