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    Applied Statistics in Business and Economics - Regression

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    Prepare answers to the following assignments from the e-text, Applied Statistics in Business and Economics, by Doane and Seward:

    12.48 In the following regression, X = weekly pay, Y = income tax withheld, and n = 35 McDonald's employees. (a) Write the fitted regression equation. (b) State the degrees of freedom for a two-tailed test for zero slope, and use Appendix D to find the critical value at alpha = .05. (c) What is your conclusion about the slope? (d) Interpret the 95 percent confidence limits for the slope. (e) Verify that F = t2 for the slope. (f) In your own words, describe the fit of this regression.

    12.50 In the following regression, X = total assets ($ billions), Y = total revenue ($ billions), and n = 64 large banks. (a) Write the fitted regression equation. (b) State the degrees of freedom for a two tailed test for zero slope, and use Appendix D to find the critical value at alpha = .05. (c) What is your conclusion about the slope? (d) Interpret the 95 percent confidence limits for the slope. (e) Verify that F = t2 for the slope. (f) In your own words, describe the fit of this regression.

    13.30 A researcher used stepwise regression to create regression models to predict BirthRate (births per 1,000) using five predictors: LifeExp (life expectancy in years), InfMort (infant mortality rate), Density (population density per square kilometer), GDPCap (Gross Domestic Product per capita), and Literate (literacy percent). Interpret these results. BirthRates2

    Regression Analysis-Stepwise Selection (best model of each size)

    153 observations
    BirthRate is the dependent variable

    p-values for the coefficients
    Nvar LifeExp InfMort Density GDPCap Literate s Adj R2 R2
    1 .0000 6.318 .722 .724
    2 .0000 .0000 5.334 .802 .805
    3 .0000 .0242 .0000 5.261 .807 .811
    4 .5764 .0000 .0311 .0000 5.273 .806 .812
    5 .5937 .0000 .6289 .0440 .0000 5.287 .805 .812

    13.32 An expert witness in a case of alleged racial discrimination in a state university school of nursing introduced a regression of the determinants of Salary of each professor for each year during an 8-year period (n = 423) with the following results, with dependent variable Year (year in which the salary was observed) and predictors YearHire (year when the individual was hired), Race (1 if individual is black, 0 otherwise), and Rank (1 if individual is an assistant professor, 0 otherwise).

    Interpret these results.

    Variable Coefficient t p
    Intercept -3,816,521 -29.4 .000
    Year 1,948 29.8 .000
    YearHire -826 -5.5 .000
    Race -2,093 -4.3 .000
    Rank -6,438 -22.3 .000
    R2 = 0.811 R2
    adj = 0.809 s = 3,318

    14.16 (a) Plot the data on U.S. general aviation shipments. (b) Describe the pattern and discuss possible causes. (c) Would a fitted trend be helpful? Explain. (d) Make a similar graph for 1992-2003 only. Would a fitted trend be helpful in making a prediction for 2004? (e) Fit a trend model of your choice to the 1992-2003 data. (f) Make a forecast for 2004, using either the fitted trend model or a judgment forecast. Why is it best to ignore earlier years in this data set? Airplanes

    U.S. Manufactured General Aviation Shipments, 1966-2003
    Year Planes Year Planes Year Planes Year Planes
    1966 15,587 1976 15,451 1986 1,495 1996 1,053
    1967 13,484 1977 16,904 1987 1,085 1997 1,482
    1968 13,556 1978 17,811 1988 1,143 1998 2,115
    1969 12,407 1979 17,048 1989 1,535 1999 2,421
    1970 7,277 1980 11,877 1990 1,134 2000 2,714
    1971 7,346 1981 9,457 1991 1,021 2001 2,538
    1972 9,774 1982 4,266 1992 856 2002 2,169
    1973 13,646 1983 2,691 1993 870 2003 2,090
    1974 14,166 1984 2,431 1994 881
    1975 14,056 1985 2,029 1995 1,028

    Source: U.S. Manufactured General Aviation Shipments, Statistical Databook 2003, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, used with permission.

    Note: Methods of computation could include the usage of Excel®, SPSS®, Lotus®, SAS®, MINITAB®, or by hand computation

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