No Minimum Level For R-Squared In Regression Analysis

Law360, New York (April 22, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT) -- William Choi

Pablo Florian

Stuart Miller Presentations of regression analysis in litigation matters often emphasize the R-squared statistic (or the "coefficient of determination"),[1] which provides, in a single number, a measure of how well the regression model fits the data.[2] An R-squared equal to one means that 100 percent of the variation observed in the dependent variable is captured by the explanatory variables in the regression model, i.e., the regression model perfectly fits the data.[3] Conversely, an R-squared on the opposite end of the range, for example 0.05, indicates that the regression model captures 5 percent of the observed variation in...

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