What is the difference Between ANOVA and Regression? - ProProfs Discuss

# What is the difference Between ANOVA and Regression?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 19, 2020

#### N. Reyes

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N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Oct 22, 2019

Regression is a type of statistical method that is used to ensure that there is a relationship between the different sets of variables that are available. This is the type of method used to gain a better understanding of one dependent variable of an independent variable. ANOVA is also another statistical tool, but this is used to test some random variables to see if they can establish a relationship.

Regression is normally used in order to forecast possible events that may occur based on the relationship of the variables, while ANOVA can be used to know potential relationships right now with the use of different types of data. Regression is considered to be an easier technique to do as compared to ANOVA.

#### H. Jones

H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Sep 11, 2019

Many people are often confused about whether to use ANOVA or regression because they think they are the same. ANOVA means Analysis of Variance. It is applied to variables of different groups to determine if they have a common mean to connect them. It is a universal tool in statistics. ANOVA is traditionally used for experimental statistics.

It is not aimed at making predictions but to under the relationship between the variables. Regression, on the other hand, is a tool in statistics used to create a relationship between sets of variables. One of the variables is dependent while the other is an independent variable. Regression is often applied on fixed or independent variables. Regression can either be multiple or linear. In regression, the number of the independent variable can be more than one — regression primarily used by experts. I hope you find this information helpful.

#### J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Sep 04, 2019

Regression is known to be a type of method that will make sure that there are different relationships between the variables. This will make it possible to predict possible outcomes of the dependent variables with the help of the independent variables. ANOVA is a type of tool that is used in statistics. This can be used for different groups that do not seem to be related to each other.

They will be checked to find out if they have a common mean that will connect them all to each other. There are different techniques that are available that can be used such as mixed effect, random effect, and fixed effect.

#### Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered Sep 03, 2019

A lot of people may become confused with which one they should use mainly because they feel that ANOVA and regression are the same. ANOVA stands for analysis of variance while regression is based on continuous predictor variables. The ANOVA is usually used to ensure that the available, different groups will come with a common factor.

Regression is the choice of people who would like to make predictions or would like to work on forecasting. Researchers in the 1800s first used ANOVA, but they were used informally. It became more popular after some time. When it comes to errors, there are some differences. In ANOVA, there are many errors, but in regression, there is only one error.

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