MBA 620
Regression Project
Purpose:
The objective of this assignment is to expose you to the issues involved in building a regression
model. The assignment requires you to collect data, to build a reasonable model, and to submit a
report on your findings.

Statistical Thinking for Managers
Case Study Assignment
You must submit a paper that summarizes the investigation of the issues presented in your
assigned case, The CardioGood Fitness Case (see pages 2-3).
1. You should present the background of the case.

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Chapter 1
Scarcity and choice
Opportunity cost
Production Possibilities Curve
The Circle of Poverty
1
SCARCE RESOURCES
ECONOMIC RESOURCES
PROPERTY RESOURCES
LAND
CAPITAL
HUMAN RESOURCES
LABOR
ENTREPRENEURIAL ABILITY
2
PRODUCTION POSSIBILITIES
Assumes.
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Data Set 1
Data Set 1 contains data collected via survey from 50 bank employees. All respondents held bank teller
positions at the time of the survey. There were 4 questions on the survey instrument:
1. What is your sex?
1 = male
2 = female
2. Do you inte

Business Value Regression Project
Financial analysts engage in business valuation to determine a companys value. A standard
approach uses the multiple of earnings method: You multiply a companys profits by a certain
value (average or median) to arrive at

I.)
Non-Depository Institutions-
II.)
The Three Big Things:
1.)
Generally Profit Maximization
2.)
Risk
3.)
Variety of Types
A.)
Mutual Funds
1.)
These are investment companies
that sell shares representing an
interest in a portfolio of securities
2.)
Grea

Commercial Banking
The Three Big Things:
1.) In business to maximize profit
2.) Leverage
3.) Risk
I.)
Sources and Uses of funds
A.)
Commercial banks are the most
important of the financial institutions in
the sense of having the widest breadth
of assets a

Financial Markets
I.)
Money Markets-
II.)
The Three Big Issues
1.)
Capital Preservation
2.)
Liquidity
3.)
Return
A.)
Define
B.)
Types
1.)
a.)
Treasury Bills-
Define
b.)
Secondary market is huge and
important
c.)
Estimating the Yield
Estimating the yield i

Equity Markets
The Three Big things:
1.)
Return
2.)
Risk
3.)
Taxes
A.)
Common stock
1.)
Define
2.)
Discuss
3.)
The issue of market
microstructure
4.)
Margin Trading
5.)
Short Selling
B.)
Preferred
1.)
2.)
C.)
Define
Discuss
Public Placement
1.)
IPO
2.)
Se

Friday Evening
Section I
Introduction
The Three Big Concepts:
1.) Maximization
2.) Intermediation
3.) Efficiency
I.)
Overview of financial Markets
A.)
Exchange
B.) Double coincidence of wants
C.)
Money
D.)
DSU and SSU
Direct Financing (double coincidence

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New MD&A Interpretive Release
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Chapter 14: SOLUTIONS TO TEXT PROBLEMS:
Quick Quizzes
1.
When a competitive firm doubles the amount it sells, the price remains the same, so its
total revenue doubles.
2.
The price faced by a profit-maximizing firm is equal to its marginal cost because if

SPSS Tutorial
This tutorial will take you through the process of generating statistical analyses via SPSS.
To access SPSS:
Click on:
Start
Programs
IBM SPSS Statistics
IBM SPSS Statistics 21
This will bring you to the Data Editor screen. The Data Editor d

SPSS Exercise Worksheet
Descriptive Statistics
Read Description of the Salary Data File that appears on page 3.
Access SPSS
Open the data file, salary.sav
Scroll down and across the data file and verify that there are 474 employees (cases) represented in

Methods for Qualitative Data
Qualitative data can be summarized one variable at a time or two or more variables at a time. We
have already discussed the former; you are familiar with frequency table and their graphic displays (bar
charts and pie charts).

Accessing Course Materials via Canvas
Course materials for the course can be found in the Module section of La Salles Learning
Management System, known as Canvas.
How do I log in to Canvas?
Go to La Salles portal: https:/my.lasalle.edu/
Login with your us

Inference Practice Problem
1. The Capital Bank Marketing Department has conducted a study of a sample of its
banks customers. At issue is whether there is a difference between the mean credit card
balance of female and male customers. If they find that th

Assignment
SPSS Data Exercises
1. Driving. The marketing manager for an automobile dealership surveyed recent
automobile purchasers. Data were collected on purchasers preferred car style (sporty vs
conventional vs utility) and the amount of time the purch

StatisticalThinking
For
Managers
Statistical Thinking for managers
Introductions
Instructor:KathrynSzabat
Students
Instructoremail:szabat@comcast.net
LearningManagementSystem:Canvas
Statistical Thinking for managers
AssessmentofStudentBackgrounds
Overview

Crosstab Practice Problem I
1.
ABC Furniture plant managers classify defects found on furniture produced in their manufacturing
plant according to the type of defect and according to the production shift. During the month of
July, 300 furniture defects we

MBA 620
Regression Example
1. Green & Associates was hired to develop a regression model for predicting
company current stock price. The Green & Associates research team randomly
chose a sample of fast-track companies. Data collected and recorded included

Summary of Statistical Analysis
Graphical and Numerical Descriptive Statistics
R. Q. Whats typical?
That isWhats common? Wheres the concentration of data? Wheres the cluster of
data?
Answer:
If categorical (or qualitative) data, look at a frequency table

Assignment:
Crosstab Practice Problems
Complete the Crosstab Practice Problems I, II, and III. Write your answers below.
Crosstab Practice Problem I: ABC Furniture
a.
b.
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Crosstab Practice Problem II: Movie Preference
a
b.
c.
d.
Crosstab Practice Pro