statistics

Understanding Conditional and Iterated Expectations with a Linear Regression Model

TL;DR You can a regress an outcome on a grouping variable plus any other variable(s) and the unadjusted and adjusted group means will be identical. We can see this in a simple example using the iris data: iris %>% # fit a linear regression for sepal length given sepal width and species # make a new column containing the fitted values for sepal length mutate(preds = predict(lm(Sepal.