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Choosing a type of Regression Model

If you had a hypothesis (due to previous supporting literature) that attachment style would predict God image, but were also interested in understanding the predictive ability of abuse in explaining the variance in God image, which type of model would you use?

A A step-wise Multiple Regression

B A standard Multiple Regression

C A repeated measures Regression

D A hierarchical Regression

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I would suggest that answer B: A standard Multiple Regression, is appropriate here.

C is certainly not correct, since there is no mention of repeated measures. Similarly, we can exclude D, since there is not a hierarchical structure to the data.

We are interested in quantifying the predictive ability of two variables ...

Solution Summary

Different types of multiple regression models are discussed. Given our situation at hand, we pick one of the four listed types of regression models, that best fits our purpose. A detailed discussion is provided.