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**endlesst0m** All I need to do here is DESIGN formulas that would EFFECTIVELY measure relationships between my variables (__I don't even have to do the math__).

My research question is: What are the effects of being raised in a single parent household (independent variable, X_2) and the likelihood that an individual drops out of high school (dependent variable,X_1)?

My other independent variables are: Race (X_3), Family Income Level (X_4), and Educational Attainment of Parents (X_5).

I wasn't too clear on what my professor wanted, but he said it would be a REGRESSION ANALYSIS means Analyze numbers obatined from computation of regression of X_1 on X_2, X_3, X_4, and X_5 and he mentioned something about "X1, X2" being part of the formula. Again, I just have to state the specifics of how the formula would be designed...no math computation involved here.

Please, if you know regression analysis formulas that would work, or even just help me think through this, it would be sincerely appreciated.