regression toward the mean

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Noun1.regression toward the mean - the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
statistical method, statistical procedure - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
regression analysis - the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another
linear regression, rectilinear regression - the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b
curvilinear regression - the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)
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REGRESSION towards the mean doesn't just affect teams - it applies in all sorts of situations.
Another approach to estimating premorbid IQ which does not rely on the use of regression formulae and is therefore not in danger of the regression towards the mean phenomenon, is the Best Performance Method (Lezak, 2004).
The basic prediction is regression towards the mean in consumption across generations.
Hart, 1995), is the Galton-Markov model of regression towards the mean
This note re-examines the main finding of Creedy's (1997a) study of income dynamics in New Zealand: regression towards the mean of taxable income and negative serial correlation.