Graphics for assessing the adequacy of regression models

R. Dennis Cook, Sanford Weisberg

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Graphical paradigms for assessing the adequacy of nearly any regression model are discussed. The fundamental idea is to examine the fit of a model using a sequence of marginal model plots. On each plot, nonparametric estimates of fit derived from the model are compared to nonparametric fits based on the observed data. Several examples are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-499
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Issue number438
StatePublished - 1997


  • Marginal model plots
  • Model criticism
  • Residual plots
  • Response plots
  • Smoothing


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