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This might be a silly question, but I'm confused why ANOVA is different from a panel data model, with dummy variables for group, and inference on the coefficients on the dummy variables. Is this what ANOVA is? Am I missing something important about ANOVA? Thanks for your help.

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Realized that this is a duplicate: Why is ANOVA taught / used as if it is a different research methodology compared to linear regression?

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    $\begingroup$ Depends more than a little on how you define panel data models. But's it's correct that simple versions of ANOVA can be recast as regression with indicator (you say dummy) variables. You would have a hard time translating all the extra apparatus surrounding ANOVA into regression terms; opinions vary on how much would be missed. $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Feb 11 '15 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Can you provide an example of something that would be missing / difficult to recast in a regression? $\endgroup$ – user103828 Feb 11 '15 at 10:22
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    $\begingroup$ Look at the later chapters of any text emphasising ANOVA and especially what you do afterwards. (In my previous comment "But's" is a bad typo.) $\endgroup$ – Nick Cox Feb 11 '15 at 10:30

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