## (Solution Download) The personnel director for a small manufacturing company has col

The personnel director for a small manufacturing company has collected the data found in the file Dat9-19.xls on your data disk describing the salary (Y) earned by each machinist in the factory along with the average performance rating (X1) over the past 3 years, the years of service (X2), and the number of different machines each employee is certified to operate (X3).
The personnel director wants to build a regression model to estimate the average salary an employee should expect to receive based on his or her performance, years of service, and certifications.
a. Prepare three scatter plots showing the relationship between the salaries and each of the independent variables. What sort of relationship does each plot suggest?
b. If the personnel director wanted to build a regression model using only one independent variable to predict the salaries, what variable should be used?
c. If the personnel director wanted to build a regression model using only two independent variables to predict the salaries, what two variables should be used?
d. Compare the adjusted-R2 statistics obtained in parts b and c with that of a regression model using all three independent variables. Which model would you recommend that the personnel director use?
e. Suppose the personnel director chooses to use the regression function with all three independent variables. What is the estimated regression function?
f. Suppose the company considers an employee?s salary to be ?fair? if it is within 1.5 standard errors of the value estimated by the regression function in part e. What salary range would be appropriate for an employee with 12 years of service, who has received average reviews of 4.5, and is certified to operate 4 pieces of machinery?

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