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What does OLS stand for?

OLS stands for Ordinary Least Squares

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Their topics include estimating the correlation between two variables when individuals are measured repeatedly, standard errors for ordinary least squares estimates of parameters in structural equation modeling, nonparametric Bayesian modeling of item response curves with a three-parameter logistic prior mean, a simulation paradigm for evaluating approximate fit, and applying components analysis to attitudinal segmentation.
Using Ordinary Least Squares regression analysis, the study found that a grade incentive to complete assignments boosted the exam performance of academically average freshman students but not those who were academically above or below average, or of any other class standing.
We use a nonlinear instrumental variables procedure when rational expectations are assumed and nonlinear ordinary least squares procedure when the Greenbook forecasts are used.