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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...

BB

Apr 22, 2020

Wonderful Course having in depth knowledge about all the topics of regression analysis. Instructor is very much clear about the topic and having good teaching skill. Method of teaching also very good.

WB

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.

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创建者 shikha

•Aug 28, 2019

Very informative, well designed course. The flow of the course was set in such a way that you easily cruise through it. Thoroughly enjoyed learning. Highly recommended.

创建者 Santiago R R

•Aug 13, 2020

A very complex last quiz in comparison with the others, truly serves as a skill-checker, without directly asking about a lot of topics. Loved the course, thank you!

创建者 Dr. M K

•May 16, 2020

It is a well designed course on regression analysis. I would like to recommend this course to all research scholars who are going to use regression in their study.

创建者 Isabel C R

•Apr 05, 2020

Great course! Very well explained by a knowledgeable instructor. The only issue is that the sound of some of the videos is very low even after I increase volume.

创建者 Miranda W

•May 01, 2018

Well structured course with clear modules and helpful exercises to reinforce the material. Professor Borle does a great job and is very responsive to questions.

创建者 Dibyajyoti D

•Aug 19, 2020

Needless to say one of the best courses on Linear Regression. I have just one complain we could have atleast explored the math a bit if not apply it directly.

创建者 Jitka S

•Mar 06, 2020

Excellent course, same as the previous courses of this specialization. Explains statistic for beginners in a great way, easy to follow, with a lot of examples.

创建者 Lluís M

•Dec 09, 2017

Really useful for understanding regressions, the meaning of the coefficients. Also very helpful to do more analysis than what most people usually do to data.

创建者 Victor W

•Apr 21, 2019

Very good course for people of all backgrounds and experience levels in the topic! If you are new to regression or familiar with it I highly recommend it.

创建者 Ryan M

•Apr 10, 2017

Well taught and extremely useful information. I was able to take knowledge from this course and apply it directly to analytical reports I write at work.

创建者 Renier B

•Mar 12, 2020

Very hands-on without losing sight of theory behind it, so one knows how it works, why it works and maybe most important when to use it and when not.

创建者 Ramasubramaniyam S

•Oct 20, 2018

Completion of the four courses in the specialization makes me feel more interested and confident in the vast art of Business Statistics and Analytics

创建者 Saurav k

•Jun 22, 2020

Its a wonderful course and all the concept has been covered and it is highly recommended to a person who wants to pursue career in business analyst.

创建者 Jubin K S

•Jun 04, 2020

Beautiful course. Thank you Coursera for providing us this platform to learn and interact with the promising faculty of a prestigious university.

创建者 Michael H

•Nov 17, 2019

This was the most useful and insightful class in the specialization so far, at least for me and what I was looking to get out of these courses

创建者 Priyank S ( - M S

•Aug 29, 2020

An excellent explanation of linear regression with plenty of examples. I would recommend to anyone who is interested to learning regression.

创建者 Tori G

•Oct 06, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The instructors were very clear and concise thereby making the course easy to follow and understand.

创建者 Priyank G

•Jan 06, 2018

Amazing !! The concepts were explained with clarity which have immediate applicability. Can't wait to apply them into my organisation.

创建者 Jordi M

•Nov 17, 2018

Excelent course to gain a deep and solid understanding about linear regressions. The course is very focused on this, which is great!!

创建者 Sagun R

•May 15, 2020

Lots of eye openers information with deep insights, really a great course. Will help in business to implement in real life scenario.

创建者 Sofia L

•Aug 01, 2018

I loved this course and the videos and lecture were clearly explained. Doing the Regression model was a whole new experience for me!

创建者 Anar S

•May 16, 2017

Well designed and business friendly explanation. Thanks to Sharad Borle I gained much deeper knowledge on linear regression.

创建者 Andrew A

•Sep 14, 2019

Mr. Bodle presents the material in a very organized and understandable fashion. Well worth the time taking this class.

创建者 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.

创建者 Pratyush A

•Aug 09, 2020

Excellent course. Gives great insight about regression and it's application. Must do course for any business analyst.