# Understanding Regression Analysis: sums of squares

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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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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