# Thread: Is this data acceptable for a multiple regression?

1. ## Is this data acceptable for a multiple regression?

Hi all,

I have data from a community with MIN size (g) MAX size (g) MAX size without neighbours (g), Height (cm) and Area (cm^2). I have this for about 27 species.

I want to see which of those variables is the best predictor of ramet counts, which I also measured in this community.

All of the data are normally distributed post log-transformation. I have already performed multiple regression analyses, but when I attempt to calculate the partial correlation coefficients I seem to run into an issue where my partial coefficients are greater than the overall Rsq value. I am wondering if perhaps I violated some assumption that I didn't take into consideration?

Thanks.

2. ## Re: Is this data acceptable for a multiple regression?

my partial coefficients are greater than the overall Rsq value.
Do you compare here R² with (partial) r?

Kind regards

K.

3. ## Re: Is this data acceptable for a multiple regression?

Originally Posted by Karabiner
Do you compare here R² with (partial) r?

Kind regards

K.

To clarify:

I am comparing the R square for the best/top model with the partial coefficients of determination for each variable in the top model. So for example: the best model is ramet counts ~ height + MAX Size. The R square for that model is 0.45

When I attempt to figure out the partial coefficients of determination I divide the residual SE of the reduced model by the residual SE of the best model and divide by the residual SE of the reduced model. So let's say I was trying to figure out how much variation in ramet counts was explained by height if I hold MAX size constant. I get a partial coefficient of determination of 0.46 for MAX size and 0.42 for height.

4. ## Re: Is this data acceptable for a multiple regression?

I meant (residual SE reduced model - residual SE top model) / residual SE reduced model. Sorry for the confusion!

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