# Statistical Research Question

#### vanna

##### New Member
Here is what I am looking at:

I want to know how 3 factors (we'll call them A1, A2, A3) correlate with Store Sales per Store (532 stores). In other words, how does each store's behavior using those 3 factors relate to Store Sales.

I did a linear regression of Store Sales as DV and A1, A2, and A3 as IVs. It shows that those three factos have a negative correlation with the DV. Yet, this gives me a picture of the overall trend for all stores.

I am using SPSS 13.

My question:
I want to look at each store individually. How does Store X fare against Store Y. Is there at least one store that has a positive correlation between the 3 factors and Store Sales? How do I output a table/matrix/graph that will help me do store by store comparision?

#### Masteras

##### TS Contributor
the three factors are they continuous or categorical, when you say negative correlation with the DV do you mean that the betas for all three were negative i presume. Did you see the correlations amonsgt the three factors (if assumed continuous)?

#### vanna

##### New Member
the three factors are continuous. the correlations amongst the three factors create positive correlations/betas. do you think i need to dummy code the stores?

#### Masteras

##### TS Contributor
If the r amongst the IV are strong (>0.7) this could indicate a possible problem of collinearity. the stores are not continuous? what are they?