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# Regression and Causal Relationships.pdf PSY 0035 - Research Methods

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12815 To err is human but to really ful things up you need a computer Paul R Ehrlich Using Regression to Begin to Understand Causal Relationships in Observational Studies 1i Linear Regression In correlation the two variables are treated as equals In regression one variable is considered the independent predictor variable X and the other the dependent outcome variable Y If you know something about X this knowledge helps you predict something about Y How regression works with 2 variables quot WM My 7 WW Low beg at M wrw tmm tum uuc Go 39 l MM Emcul WMKML DV Wt mot 4 VALLMm g S M 28 3 ADVNV O unnuwdmmmgl vogvmm rqcrhueme 0 quot pvalue significant when we U g g m i 4 o are confident that slope 20 IV Mildew 7 3 Y e smvidovrl sd some M w hu M E39SLRJY C vcprtmtm W1 2 vwmw Wm M AW 2 12815 What s Slope U03 Slope ofmeans that every l unit change in X yields a 2 unlt change in y re Slope of means that every t unfit change in x Yields a 75unit change in Y h Slope of means that every Mohange in 23 yields a 3unit change in Y Regression finds the line of best fit b Assumptions or the tine print Linear regression assumes that 1 The relationship between X and Y is linear 2 Y is distributed normally at each value of X 3 The variance of Y at every value of X is the same homogeneity of variances 4 The observations are independent Curvilinear relationshipsj Y Y X Y Y i 4 Manges e manna cm 6W 1 Nonconstant variance Constant variance 1 w va fumw 11 f o a VAX e wam MM bruth Lt mtmm mi 1r m mnwm 1 28 15 How f f r f regressnon works with 2 variables o w o E 39 o o 0 Ex I gsquotH x39 o o a f f quot IV How regression works with 2 variables a M mm b 3 b 75 J K Wrwv I N no PSlg pns 9g qw w Llc a r u 0 mm 90er a 0 9X 61 go39 3 gt O 7 O CI 0 3 Still raggm z 1 4 x o quotv we W N Q or mmammw IV With 3 or more variables regressron w ill identify whether the main W has an influence on the DV above arises beyond aka controlling for the other varia Reality 1 Reality 2 Anxiety W Anxiety Depression WM l 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