curvilinear regression


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curvilinear regression

[′kər·və′lin·ē·ər ri′gresh·ən]
(statistics)
Regression study of jointly distributed random variables where the function measuring their statistical dependence is analyzed in terms of curvilinear coordinates. Also known as nonlinear regression.
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This approach also allows for analysis of the relative strength of linear versus curvilinear regression analysis.
In conjunction with the curvilinear regression analyses, Fig.
The aim is to understand if any systematic relationships exist between the characteristics of each study and the reported results of linear and curvilinear regressions to examine the multinationality-performance relationship.