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How Do We Display and Report These Regression Statistics?

Erin Ruel

As mentioned in Q86, there are two important pieces of information: (1) a point estimate of the association between two variables is important for letting the audience know the magnitude and direction of the association, and (2) the P-value lets the audience know if the association is statistically significant in the population from which the sample was drawn.

In regression analyses, the parameter estimates along with their standard errors are often displayed in a table, much like they are in the tables found in Q90 and Q91.

A graphical display can also illuminate the relationships between the variables. Figure 92.1 presents a graph of the associations found in Table 91.1. We can take the results from ...

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