Section author: Jonas Rafi

Linear Regression

How to perform a linear regression in jamovi:
  1. You need one continuous dependent variable, and at least one continuous predictor variable (aka a covariate).
    A correct setup should look similar to this:


  2. Select AnalysesRegressionLinear Regression.


  3. Drag and drop your dependent variable to Dependent Variable and your explanatory variable to Covariates if it is continuous or to Factors if it is categorical.


  4. The result is shown in the right panel:



Those who have previous experience with SPSS may want to have a look at the side-by-side-comparison of how a linear regression is conducted in SPSS and jamovi.

Further help from the community resources

A more comprehensive introduction into this statistical method is provided by this video by Barton Poulson.
For those, aiming to stretch even further to an in-depth introduction, you can read the respective section in the “Learning statistics with jamovi” web documentation or chapter 12.3 - 11 of the e-book by Danielle J. Navarro and David R. Foxcroft.