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How Do We Know if the Regression Coefficients Are Statistically Significant?

How Do We Know if the Regression Coefficients Are Statistically Significant?

Erin Ruel

In the previous question we regressed income on education. We are interested in the relationship between education and income. That relationship is called the slope. We want to know if the relationship between education and income is statistically significant in the population. We set the null hypothesis to say there is no association between education and income or b1 = 0. The alternative hypothesis is that b1 ≠ 0. The regression results tell us that the b1 slope is 2,878.61, but how do we know if it is statistically significant?

In Q88 we looked only at the parameter estimates to use in the regression equation. But there are several additional items in the ...

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