# AP Statistics Curriculum 2007 GLM MultLin

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## General Advance-Placement (AP) Statistics Curriculum - Multiple Linear Regression

In the previous sections we saw how to study the relations in bivariate designs. Now we extend that to any finite number of varaibles (mulitvariate case).

### Multiple Linear Regression

We are interested in determining the **linear regression**, as a model, of the relationship between one **dependent** variable *Y* and many **independent** variables *X*_{i}, *i* = 1, ..., *p*. The multilinear regression model can be written as

\[Y = \beta_0 + \beta_1 X_1 + \beta_2 X_2 + \cdots +\beta_p X_p + \varepsilon\], where \(\varepsilon\) is the error term.

The coefficient \(\beta_0\) is the intercept ("constant" term) and \(\beta_i\)s are the respective parameters of the * p* independent variables. There are *p+1* parameters to be estimated in the multilinear regression.

- Multilinear vs. non-linear regression: This multilinear regression method is "linear" because the relation of the response (the dependent variable \(Y\)) to the independent variables is assumed to be a linear function of the parameters \(\beta_i\). Note that multilinear regression is a linear modeling technique
**not**because is that the graph of \(Y = \beta_{0}+\beta x \) is a straight line**nor**because \(Y\) is a linear function of the*X*variables. But the "linear" terms refers to the fact that \(Y\) can be considered a linear function of the parameters ( \(\beta_i\)), even though it is not a linear function of \(X\). Thus, any model like

\[Y = \beta_o + \beta_1 x + \beta_2 x^2 + \varepsilon\]

is still one of **linear** regression, that is, linear in \(x\) and \(x^2\) respectively, even though the graph on \(x\) by itself is not a straight line.

### Approach

Models & strategies for solving the problem, data understanding & inference.

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### Model Validation

Checking/affirming underlying assumptions.

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### Computational Resources: Internet-based SOCR Tools

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### Examples

Computer simulations and real observed data.

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### Hands-on activities

Step-by-step practice problems.

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### References

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- SOCR Home page: http://www.socr.ucla.edu

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