Regression point analysis is done on the design of the regression point displacement which is made up on the statistical requirements such as including two groups having one group value equals to 1, pre test and post test values, dummy variables and model of covariance etc. regression point displacement model is also be called as the quasi experimental model. Thus from the stated model the analysis includes some requirements that are as follows;
• A post test values
• A pre test value
• The treatment group that is represented by specific variable.
This analysis is somehow similar to the analysis of covariance but there is the difference that it is treated on the single group variables. The analysis exists when the important measurements are already being there. As with the pre and post variables the analysis is practiced and then comparison is made with the existing measures. For the regression point displacement analysis can be made through the analysis of covariance and then regression equation is stated, that is:
yi = B0X+ B1Xi+ B2Zi+ei
In the above stated equation, the yi is the concluded value at the ith unit; b0 is the coefficient for the intercept where as B1 is the coefficient value for the pretest, B2 comprises of the difference between the mean for the treatment group, and Xi is the value of covariate, Zi involves the dummy variable with their treatment of 0 and 1 and e is the residual value or it might be the possibilities of error in the model. The main characteristic for the examination of the model is to know the approximate size of the vertical displacement of the values of the treatment group from the line of regression as taking in view all the units of the control group.
The actual purpose of the regression point displacement analysis is to compare the pre post concluded values for single or may be for multiple treatment groups in order to control the population size. This analysis provides an easy factor for the implementation of the community based results with comparatively very low costs.
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