Is it possible to have a regression analysis with 1 dependent and only 1 independent variable?

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    $\begingroup$ If you think of simple linear regression, then yes :-) $\endgroup$
    – chl
    Nov 15, 2012 at 11:20
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    $\begingroup$ @chl is correct. If you'd like a simpler introduction to simple linear regression than the one in Wikipedia, I wrote one on my blog $\endgroup$
    – Peter Flom
    Nov 15, 2012 at 11:36
  • $\begingroup$ Funny, a long time ago, when I was just out of high school, it took me some training to realize that I can use more than one independent variable in a regression model :-) $\endgroup$
    – January
    Nov 15, 2012 at 11:38

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The Answer is YES, it is possible using Simple Linear Regression.

Please refer this link to know how to perform this analysis in SPSS.

You can also do this analysis in MS Excel if you do not have SPSS. Please refer this link

I think by now you might be familiar with simple linear regression but I'm writing this answer just because I hope the other new members to this topic could find this useful.

  • $\begingroup$ If any statistical software can't do this, then it doesn't qualify as statistical software. $\endgroup$
    – Nick Cox
    Nov 1, 2019 at 17:30

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