## Regression Trees

While multiple regression is a great tool for analyzing data, most clients (sadly) have a hard time “getting” it. Over the years of working with corporate executives I have found that **regression trees** are much easier for non-stat people to understand.

Below is a tree from SYSTAT that was created from data collected by employees in annual employee satisfaction study. Putting the tree together and making it “pretty” helped C-level executives understand what we needed to work on. Please **be sure you transform your data** before running your analtyics. Employee satisfaction data nearly always has negative skewness.

Employee satisfaction is a fascinating topic. A decent introduction and review can be found in this book:

Here’s a great book to get ideas on conveying data visually