Paul R. Yarnold & Ariel Linden
Optimal Data Analysis, LLC
Employed to model an ordered dependent (class) variable, Pearson correlation (r) is used in univariable applications featuring one ordered independent variable (attribute), and multiple regression analysis (MRA) is utilized in multivariable applications featuring two or more attributes. Prior research demonstrated how to maximize the predictive accuracy of univariable and multivariable regression models vis-à-vis an ODA-based procedure. The present paper instead demonstrates optimal alternatives to r and MRA.