# Continuous Dependent Variable

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A Continuous Dependent Variable is a dependent variable that is a continuous random variable.

**AKA:**Continuous Target, Regressand.**Context:**- It can be specified in a Statistical Model that is based on a Statistical Experiment.
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**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Generalized Linear Models.

## References

### 1998

- (Johnson & Wichern, 1998) ⇒ Richard A. Johnson, and Dean W. Wichern. (1998). “Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 4th ed." Prentice hall, 1992. ISBN:013834194X
- QUOTE: Regression analysis is the statistical methodology for predicting values of one or more
*response*(dependent) variables from a collection of*predictor*(independent) variable values. It can also be used for assessing the effects of the predictor variables on the responses. Unfortunately, the name*regression*culled from the title of the first paper on the subject by F. Galton [13], in no way reflects either the importance or breath of application of this methodology. … Let [math]\displaystyle{ z_1, z_2, ..., z_r }[/math] be [math]\displaystyle{ r }[/math] predictor variables through to be related to a response variable [math]\displaystyle{ Y }[/math] …

- QUOTE: Regression analysis is the statistical methodology for predicting values of one or more