3rd Edition

Regression Basics A Student’s Guide to Quantitative Methods and Statistical Analysis

By Leo H. Kahane Copyright 2025
    232 Pages 50 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 50 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Using an accessible, non-technical approach, the third edition of Regression Basics introduces readers to the fundamentals of statistical regression. Accessible to anyone with an introductory statistics background, the book draws on engaging examples using real-world data and software programs SPSS®, Stata®, and R to illustrate the key concepts of the least squares regression methodology.

    The book emphasizes the intuition of regression methodology and provides a hands-on approach, as well as helpful end-of-chapter summaries and questions to consolidate learning. This new edition has been substantially revised and enhanced, with features including:

    • Fully updated to show procedures in R, SPSS®, and Stata®
    • Color images and substantially revised visual presentation
    • A suite of online resources including datasets, software instructions, and PowerPoint slides for instructors
    • New and updated examples throughout
    • Expanded material to help students overcome 'math anxiety'
    • Expanded material on multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity and robust standard errors

    This well-paced book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students focusing on quantitative methods, research design and statistical regression in the social and behavioural sciences, political science and economics.

    1. Introduction  2. An Introduction to the Linear Regression Model  3. The Least Squares Estimation Method  4. Model Performance and Evaluation  5. The Multiple Regression Model  6. Nonlinear and Logarithmic Models, and Dummy and Interaction Variables  7.Time Series and Panel Data: An Introduction  8. Some Common Problems in Regression Analysis  9. Where to Go from Here  Appendix A: t Table


    Leo H. Kahane is the Michael A. Ruane Distinguished Chair in Economics at Providence College in Rhode Island, USA. He earned his BA degree in economics at the University of California, Berkely, and his PhD degree in economics at Columbia University. He is the author/editor of multiple books, various book chapters, and dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Sports Economics.