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    The variation attributable to factors other than the relationship between the independent variables and the explained variable in a regression analysis is represented by:

    a. regression sum of squares.

    b. error sum of squares.

    c. total sum of squares.

    d. regression mean squares.

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    The correct answer is

    b. error sum of squares

    In a regression analysis, the total sum of squares refers to the total variability in the y variable (the response variable).

    The total ...

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    Along with the correct answer to this multiple choice question is a brief 132 word explanation of regression sum of squares, error sum of squares and total sum of squares.