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SELECTION OF VARIABLES IN MULTIPLE REGRESSION USING STEPWISE REGRESSION

 G. R. Pasha

Chairman, Department of Statistics, Dean, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

 Abstract: This paper focuses on the selection of variables using stepwise regression. Methodologies of backward elimination and forward selection are discussed. Detailed explanations of stepwise regression procedures are presented. Above methodologies in various terms with empirical data are explained in detail. 

Keywords: Backward elimination, forward selection, multiple and stepwise regression, swapping.