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“I have a data set consisting of three variables. I am a little uncertain as to whether or not to use a linear regression analysis or multiple regression.

The question I am investigating is `To what extent variable X or variable Y predict Variable K?`

Given that the question states OR rather than AND, I would assume linear regression? I can then compare the outcomes for both variables and say which variable is a better predictor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

The question I am investigating is `To what extent variable X or variable Y predict Variable K?`

Given that the question states OR rather than AND, I would assume linear regression? I can then compare the outcomes for both variables and say which variable is a better predictor?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

4 months ago

Psychology Question asked by Erin

Hi Erin, you are correct. There are two separate questions here and then a comparison required. So answer to what extent doe X predict K and then to what extent does Y predict K and then compare. Hope that helps. Ben

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Because you are analysing two independent variables (x and y) then you would need to use linear regression. From my understanding you would use multiple regression when 2 correlated dependent variables are used (in this case you only have 1 dv which is k). Hope this helps, clare

Answered by Clare | 4 months ago