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Regression Analysis is perhaps the single most important Business Statistics tool used in the industry. Regression is the engine behind a multitude of data analytics applications used for many forms of forecasting and prediction.
This is the fourth course in the specialization, "Business Statistics and Analysis". The course introduces you to the very important tool known as Linear Regression. You will learn to apply various procedures such as dummy variable regressions, transforming variables, and interaction effects. All these are introduced and explained using easy to understand examples in Microsoft Excel.
The focus of the course is on understanding and application, rather than detailed mathematical derivations.
Note: This course uses the ‘Data Analysis’ tool box which is standard with the Windows version of Microsoft Excel. It is also standard with the 2016 or later Mac version of Excel. However, it is not standard with earlier versions of Excel for Mac.
WEEK 1
Module 1: Regression Analysis: An Introduction
In this module you will get introduced to the Linear Regression Model. We will build a regression model and estimate it using Excel. We will use the estimated model to infer relationships between various variables and use the model to make predictions. The module also introduces the notion of errors, residuals and R-square in a regression model.
Topics covered include:
• Introducing the Linear Regression
• Building a Regression Model and estimating it using Excel
• Making inferences using the estimated model
• Using the Regression model to make predictions
• Errors, Residuals and R-square
WEEK 2
Module 2: Regression Analysis: Hypothesis Testing and Goodness of Fit
This module presents different hypothesis tests you could do using the Regression output. These tests are an important part of inference and the module introduces them using Excel based examples. The p-values are introduced along with goodness of fit measures R-square and the adjusted R-square. Towards the end of module we introduce the ‘Dummy variable regression’ which is used to incorporate categorical variables in a regression.
Topics covered include:
• Hypothesis testing in a Linear Regression
• ‘Goodness of Fit’ measures (R-square, adjusted R-square)
• Dummy variable Regression (using Categorical variables in a Regression)
WEEK 3
Module 3: Regression Analysis: Dummy Variables, Multicollinearity
This module continues with the application of Dummy variable Regression. You get to understand the interpretation of Regression output in the presence of categorical variables. Examples are worked out to re-inforce various concepts introduced. The module also explains what is Multicollinearity and how to deal with it.
Topics covered include:
• Dummy variable Regression (using Categorical variables in a Regression)
• Interpretation of coefficients and p-values in the presence of Dummy variables
• Multicollinearity in Regression Models
WEEK 4
Module 4: Regression Analysis: Various Extensions
The module extends your understanding of the Linear Regression, introducing techniques such as mean-centering of variables and building confidence bounds for predictions using the Regression model. A powerful regression extension known as ‘Interaction variables’ is introduced and explained using examples. We also study the transformation of variables in a regression and in that context introduce the log-log and the semi-log regression models.
Topics covered include:
• Mean centering of variables in a Regression model
• Building confidence bounds for predictions using a Regression model
• Interaction effects in a Regression
• Transformation of variables
• The log-log and semi-log regression models...

Dec 21, 2017

I have found Course 3 and 4 of this specialization to be challenging, but rewarding. It has helped me build confidence that I can do just about anything with data provided to increase positive impact.

Jul 12, 2019

I learned a lot.I gain confidence in analyzing data in Excel.I am happy that I have successfully completed it with simple understanding given on each topic.It was great help.Thank you very much

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von Abdullatif A

•Oct 18, 2018

The course is essential for those who have no background in linear regression. The Lecturer of this course is amazing.

von LynchWong

•Aug 10, 2017

give a glimpse of regression without math/stats , suit for those who purely focus on LR application in business area

von Abhijit

•Jan 16, 2020

Good to learn and gain understanding on Linear regression model , dummy variable as well as log transformation.

von ARVIND K S

•Mar 16, 2019

Marvellous course! Gives a very good idea of linear regression. A must for students and practicing managers.

von Gregorio A A P

•Aug 26, 2017

Excellent, but I would be grateful if you could translate all your courses of absolute quality into Spanish.

von Panneer S X

•Oct 11, 2017

Very well designed and good examples illustrate the Regression model. Thanks for the Opportunity,

von Camilo S

•Jul 14, 2019

Extraordinary course! Great presentations, great contents, usefull exercises and applications

von Pieter D

•Apr 29, 2017

Excellent course! Very clear explanations of concepts and lots of great examples.

Recommended!

von Siddharth S

•Jan 18, 2018

Very well structured course. Sharad is an excellent teacher. Learnt a lot from this course.

von jorge l

•Jun 21, 2018

Good course, examples are very constructive and instructor presentations are vey good

von Priyanshu S

•Jan 24, 2018

extemely lucid and connecting course with ample real time excel hands on and example

von Ketevani A

•Nov 13, 2018

Excellent course, perfectly planned and explained. Great mentor. Thank you so much.

von Yogendra D

•Nov 22, 2017

Very Thankful to the Professor for explaining each and every concept in detail.

von Sumit J

•Feb 02, 2020

Great course. Concepts are easily explained with good examples. Thank you.

von Elsayed k

•Jan 18, 2020

Very useful content. And, I really respect the instructor, he is great.

von John D I

•Oct 01, 2018

Great course, very thorough with very good examples and explanations.

von Noro B

•Jul 22, 2017

Great source to learn regression with excel. Hard to find elsewhere !

von Olivia Z

•Jul 05, 2018

very east to understand and quick to learn. strong recommendation!

von Shirish G

•Sep 12, 2019

Thoroughly explained Linear regression in very simple format.

von Ponciano R

•May 21, 2018

This is a fantastic course and the teacher is excellent!

von Li Y

•Jun 21, 2017

Somewhat hard for some part. But practice makes prefect

von Songly H

•Nov 23, 2017

Great course, easy-to-understand teaching approaches!

von Padmapriyadarshini

•Jan 03, 2019

Excellent course! added a lot to my understanding

von Chinmay P

•Mar 19, 2018

The detailing of the course was really good! :)

von Lalit G

•Aug 05, 2019

Awesome course...Very interesting to learn.