Linear Regression 2 A Practical Guide

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Session Overview

The second session on regression will look at using regression models in practice and address some of the common issues that arise. The use of dummy variables to allow the inclusion of categorical independent variables will be covered and students will be made aware of the existence of alternative modelling techniques for use with categorical dependent variables. The remainder of the session covers regression diagnostics and addressing issues that these raise.

Recommended reading:

Miles, J. and Shevlin, M. (2000) Applying Regression and Correlation: A Guide for Students and Researchers, London: Sage, chapters 1 and 2.

These chapters provide an introduction to the ideas behind using regression techniques in research.

Field, A. (2013) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows, fourth edition, London: Sage, chapter 8.

Field’s chapter provides detailed guidance on conducting a regression analysis using SPSS

Aimed At

Early Career Researchers, Post Docs, Research Staff

* Postgraduate Researchers are eligible to attend but must book through



Dr Patrick White, Associate Professor has spent several years working on projects designed to enhance research capacity and retain a keen interest in research methods. he is particularly interested in: the formulation of research questions; the use of large-scale secondary data sets; and statistical modelling.

Dates 17 February 2020 1400-1600
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