# What is a linear regression model?

Linear regression attempts to model the relationship between two variables by fitting a linear equation to observed data. A linear regression line has an equation of the form Y = a + bX, where X is the explanatory variable and Y is the dependent variable.
A.

### What is an appropriate linear model?

If the points in a residual plot are randomly dispersed around the horizontal axis, a linear regression model is appropriate for the data; otherwise, a non-linear model is more appropriate. The first plot shows a random pattern, indicating a good fit for a linear model.
• #### Is it better to have a positive or negative residual?

If you have a positive value for residual, it means the actual value was MORE than the predicted value. The person actually did better than you predicted. Under the line, you OVER-predicted, so you have a negative residual. Above the line, you UNDER-predicted, so you have a positive residual.
• #### What is the residual value of my car?

3. Residual-value ruse. A critical factor in leasing a car is called the residual value — how much it will be worth when the lease ends. For instance, the lender may figure that a car selling for \$20,000 today will be worth \$10,000 three years from now, and will calculate monthly payments to cover that loss in value.
• #### Is residual value based on MSRP?

The residual value is shown as a dollar figure, but it's actually calculated as a percentage of MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price). For example, let's say the car you're leasing has a sticker price (MSRP) of \$25,000 and its residual value is 50% after a 36 month lease.
B.

### What is meant by linear regression model?

In statistics, linear regression is a linear approach to modelling the relationship between a scalar response (or dependent variable) and one or more explanatory variables (or independent variables). For more than one explanatory variable, the process is called multiple linear regression.
• #### What is a linear relationship?

Linear relationships can be expressed either in a graphical format where the variable and the constant are connected via a straight line or in a mathematical format where the independent variable is multiplied by the slope coefficient, added by a constant, which determines the dependent variable.
• #### What is a linear regression?

In statistics, linear regression is a linear approach to modelling the relationship between a scalar response (or dependent variable) and one or more explanatory variables (or independent variables). For more than one explanatory variable, the process is called multiple linear regression.
• #### What is the formula for linear regression?

You might also recognize the equation as the slope formula. The equation has the form Y=a+bX, where Y is the dependent variable (that's the variable that goes on the Y axis), X is the independent variable (i.e. it is plotted on the X axis), b is the slope of the line and a is the y-intercept.
C.

### What is the general linear model?

The general linear model incorporates a number of different statistical models: ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, ordinary linear regression, t-test and F-test. The general linear model is a generalization of multiple linear regression model to the case of more than one dependent variable.
• #### What is the definition of linear model?

In statistics, the term linear model is used in different ways according to the context. The most common occurrence is in connection with regression models and the term is often taken as synonymous with linear regression model. However, the term is also used in time series analysis with a different meaning.
• #### What is a multiple correlation coefficient?

In statistics, the coefficient of multiple correlation is a measure of how well a given variable can be predicted using a linear function of a set of other variables. It is the correlation between the variable's values and the best predictions that can be computed linearly from the predictive variables.
• #### What is the meaning of logit?

The logit (/ˈlo?d??t/ LOH-jit) function is the inverse of the sigmoidal "logistic" function or logistic transform used in mathematics, especially in statistics. When the function's variable represents a probability p, the logit function gives the log-odds, or the logarithm of the odds p/(1 − p).

Updated: 4th October 2019