FIT Linear Regression Handout for Fall 2015

# FIT Linear Regression Handout for Fall 2015 - Management...

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Management 5006 Probability and Statistics Simple Linear Regression Example X Y new 1 18 2 13 3 15 4 13 5 12 6 8 7 6 8 7 9 4 10 5 11 1 The Fort Lee Civilian personnel office is interested in determining if there is a relationship Y, between the time it takes (in hours) to process of personnel actions completed in a week and X, the number of months of experience a person has had in processing those personnel actions. Eleven employees are sampled from all employees at the local personnel office. They provide X, the number of months of experience they have had in processing these particular types of personnel actions and they also provide Y, the time in hours observed in completing these actions. The results are shown in the table that follows. Determine the following from the data. 1. Construct a scatterdiagram of the 11 pairs of data. Do you see something that looks like a trend? Does there appear to be a relationship between the two variables X and Y? Does it look like a linear relationship? 2. If there is a trend, does that trend or relationship appear to be positive or negative? Direct or inverse? 3. Use the least squares regression method for estimating regression coefficients to compute or determine the equation of a line that might be used to predict time on task based upon the months of experience. What did you come up with?

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