# Chapter 11: Two Variable Regression Analysis

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2 In this chapter, we will focus on linear models and extend our analysis to relationships between variables, the definitions of SSR, SSE, SST, and coefficient of determination, ANOVA tables, and hypothesis test for correlation between two variables.

3 A quick review Least Squares Regression In Chapter 1, we learned how the relationship between two variables can be described by using scatter plots to see the picture of the relationship.

4 A quick review Least Squares Regression Moreover, in Chapter 2, we learned that the covariances and correlation coefficients provide numerical measures of that relationship. A population covariance is A sample covariance is Cov(X, Y ) = σ X,Y = Cov(X, Y ) = s X,Y = N (x i µ X )(y i µ Y ) i=1 N n (x i x)(y i ȳ) i=1 n 1

5 A quick review Least Squares Regression A population correlation coefficient is A sample correlation coefficient is ρ X,Y = σ X,Y σ X σ Y r X,Y = s X,Y s X s Y Remark: ρ and r are always between -1 and 1.

6 A quick review Least Squares Regression Here we can approximate the relationship by a linear equation where Y = β 0 + β 1 X, Y is the dependent variable: the variable we wish to explain (also called the endogenous variable) X is the independent variable: the variable used to explain the dependent variable (also called the exogenous variable) β 0 is the intercept: where the line cuts Y -axis. β 1 is the slope of the line. (This slope is very important because it indicates the change in Y -variable when the variable X changes.)

7 A quick review Least Squares Regression In order to find the best linear relationship between Y and X, we use Least Square Regression Technique. This technique computes estimates for β 0 and β 1 as b 0 and b 1. The Least Squares Regression line based on sample data is; ŷ = b 0 + b 1 x, where b 1 is the slope of the line given by and b 0 is the y-intercept b 1 = s X,Y s 2 x = r sy s x b 0 = ȳ b 1 x. Here ŷ is called as the estimated value.

8 A quick review Least Squares Regression Example: An instructor in a statistics course set a final examination and also required the students to do a data analysis project. For a random sample of 10 students, the scores obtained are shown in the table. Find the sample correlation between the examination and project scores. Estimate a linear regression of project scores on exam scores. Examination Project

9 A quick review Least Squares Regression Example: Complete the following for the (x, y) pairs of data points (1, 5), (3, 7), (4, 6), (5, 8), (7, 9). a) Compute b 1. b) Compute b 0. c) What is the equation of the regression line?

10 Linear regression model Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Linear regression population equation model Y i = β 0 + β 1 X i + ε i where β 0 and β 1 are the population model coefficients and ε is a random error term. Standard Assumptions: The true relationship form is linear (Y is a linear function of X plus some random error). The error terms, ε i are independent of the x values. The error terms are random variables with mean 0 and constant variance, σ 2 : E(ε i ) = 0 E(ε 2 i ) = σ 2. The random error terms, ε i, are not correlated with one another. E(ε i ε j ) = 0 for all i j.

11 Explaining Coefficients Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power

12 Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Least squares coefficient estimators Estimates: σ x,y = s x,y ρ = r β 0 = b 0 β 1 = b 1 ε i = e i Estimated model (based on a random sample): and we call the error as residual: y i = b 0 + b 1 x i + e i e i = y i ŷ i = y i (b 0 + b 1 x i )

13 Least squares Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power The coefficients b 0 and b 1 are found so that is minimized. By using some calculus, we get Alternatively, we use b 1 = b 1 = r sy s x SSE = e 2 i and b 0 = ȳ b 1 x. xi y i n xȳ x 2 i n x 2 and b 0 = ȳ b 1 x.

14 Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Example: For a sample of 20 monthly observations, a financial analyst wants to regress the percentage rate of return (Y ) of the common stock of a corporation on the percentage rate of return (X) of the Standard and Poor s 500 Index. The following information is available: 20 i=1 y i = i=1 x i = i=1 x 2 i = i=1 x i y i = a) Estimate the linear regression of Y on X. b) Interpret the slope of the sample regression line. c) Interpret the intercept of the sample regression line.

15 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Note that the total variance is computed via (y i ȳ) 2. This can be divided into two parts which will lead us further analysis of regression: (yi ȳ) 2 = (y i ŷ i ) 2 + (ŷ i ȳ) 2 Here we call them Total sum of squares SST = (y i ȳ) 2, Regression sum of squares SSR = (ŷ i ȳ) 2 = b1 2 (xi x) 2, and Error sum of squares SSE = (y i ŷ i ) 2 = ei 2. So that, SST = SSR + SSE.

16 Explaining squares Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power

17 Coefficient of determination Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Note that for given sample, we cannot generally control SST but we may control SSR and SSE when defining b 0 and b 1 where we tried to minimize SSE. So, it might be a good guess to look for the ratio SSR/SST which may represent the success of regression: R 2 = SSR SST = 1 SSE SST Note that we always have 0 R 2 1. R 2 can be used to compare two regression models. Important: R 2 = r 2. Model Error Variance is given by σ 2 = se 2 = SSE, where se is called n 2 standard error of the regression.

18 Linear regression model Least Squares Coefficient Estimators Explanatory Power Example: Compute SSR, SSE, s 2 e and the coefficient of determination given the following statistics computed from a random sample of pairs of X and Y observations: (yi ȳ) 2 = ; r 2 = 0.50; n = 52.

19 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Statistical inference: Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals If the standard least squares assumptions hold, then b 1 is an unbiased estimator for β 1, that is, β 1 = b 1. Moreover, its population variance is σ 2 σb 2 1 = (n 1)sx 2 and its unbiased sample variance estimator is s 2 e sb 2 1 =. (n 1)sx 2 There is a similar but more complicated formula for b 0 which we will not give details.

20 Hypothesis test for slope Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation In order to test hypothesis about β 1 and give more detailed estimation such as confidence interval, we need to define the corresponding statistics and distributions. Two-tailed hypothesis test: Test H 0 : β 1 = β 1 against H 1 : β 1 β 1 with test statistic t = b 1 β 1 s b1, which follows a Student s t-distribution with (n 2) degrees of freedom and decision rule Reject H 0 if t t n 2, α 2 or t t n 2, α 2. One-tailed versions are tested analogously: For H 1 : β 1 > β 1, we reject H 0 if t t n 2,α, For H 1 : β 1 < β 1, we reject H 0 if t t n 2,α.

21 Confidence interval Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Similarly, we can describe the slope (β 1 ) by giving a confidence interval which will also reflect the significance level: CI : b 1 t n 2, α 2 s b1 < β 1 < b 1 + t n 2, α 2 s b1

22 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Example: Given the simple regression model Y = β 0 + β 1 X and the regression results that follow, test the null hypothesis that the slope coefficient is 0 versus the alternative hypothesis of greater than zero using probability of Type I error equal to 0.05, that is, α = Also find the 95% confidence interval for the slope coefficient. a) A random sample of size n = 38 with b 1 = 5 and s b1 = 2.1. b) A random sample of size n = 29 with b 1 = 6.7 and s b1 = 1.8.

23 F distribution and F -test Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation For independent and normally distributed populations, we define a new random variable F = where s 2 x and s 2 y are sample variances. This random variable has an F distribution with (n x 1) numerator degrees of freedom and (n y 1) denominator degrees of freedom. (In short, we write F v1,v 2.) In order to find critical values (cutoff points), we need to define a test statistic: s 2 x σ 2 x s 2 y σ 2 y, F = s2 x, sy 2 where we take s x > s y (and hence F > 1).

24 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation We can use F test to conclude two-sided hypothesis tests. We can test the hypothesis with test statistic H 0 : β 1 = 0 against H 1 : β 1 0 F = MSR MSE, where MSR = SSR is called the mean square for regression (Note k that, k is the number of independent variables. So, for simple regression k = 1.) and MSE = SSE is called the mean square for n 2 error. That is, in short we have F = SSR. The decision rule is s 2 e Reject H 0 if F F 1,n 2,α. Note: Although F test requires two-sided hypothesis test, we use α not α 2!!!

25 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Example: Test at 5% significance level against two-sided alternative the null hypothesis that the slope of the population regression line is 0, where SST = , n = 25, and r = 0.69.

26 Hypothesis test for correlation Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation In order to test that there are no linear relations, we test H 0 : ρ = 0 with test statistic t = r n 2, 1 r 2 which follows a Student s t-distribution with n 2 degrees of freedom. The decision rule for one-sided alternative H 1 : ρ > 0 is Reject H 0 if t > t n 2,α. The decision rule for one-sided alternative H 1 : ρ < 0 is Reject H 0 if t < t n 2,α. The decision rule for two-sided alternative H 1 : ρ 0 is Reject H 0 if t < t n 2, α 2 or t > t n 2, α 2.

27 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Example: Test the null hypothesis versus H 0 : ρ = 0, H 1 : ρ 0, given the following: A sample correlation of 0.60 for a random sample of size n = 25.

28 Slope F distribution and F-Test Correlation Example: For a random sample of 353 high school teachers the sample correlation between annual raises and teaching evaluations was found to be Test the null hypothesis that these quantities are uncorrelated in the population against the alternative that the population correlation is positive.

29 Example: Doctors are interested in the relationship between the dosage of a medicine and the time required for a patient s recovery. The following table shows, for a sample of five patients, dosage levels and recovery times. These patients have similar characteristics except for medicine dosages. Dosage level Recovery time a) Estimate the linear regression of recovery time on dosage level. b) Find and interpret a 90% confidence interval for the slope of the population regression line. c) Would the sample regression derived in part a) be useful in predicting recovery time for a patient given 2.5 grams of this drug?

30 Example: For a random sample of 526 firms, the sample correlation between the proportion of a firm s officers who are directors and a risk-adjusted measure of return on the firm s stock was found to be Test against a two-sided alternative the null hypothesis that the population correlation is 0.

31 Example: Based on a sample of 30 observations, the population regression model y i = β 0 + β 1 x i + ε i was estimated. The least squares estimates obtained were b 0 = 10.1 b 1 = 8.4 The regression and error sums of squares were SSR = 128 SSE = 286 a) Find and interpret the coefficient of determination. b) Test at the 1% significance level against a two-sided alternative the null hypothesis that β 1 is 0.

32 Example: An analyst believes that the only important determinant of banks returns on assets (Y ) is the ratio of loans to deposits (x). For a random sample of 20 banks the sample regression line Y = x was obtained with coefficient of determination a) Find the sample correlation between returns on assets and the ratio of loans to deposits. b) Test against a two-sided alternative at the 5% significance level the null hypothesis of no linear association between the returns and the ratio.

33 ANOVA from MS Excel

34 Example: The commercial division of a real estate firm conducted a study to determine the extent of the relationship between annual gross rents (\$1000s) and the selling price (\$1000s) for apartment buildings. Data were collected on several properties sold, and Excel s Regression tool was used to develop an estimated regression equation. A portion of the Excel output follow. a) How many apartment buildings were in the sample? b) Write the estimated regression equation. c) Use the t test to determine whether the selling price is related to annual gross rents. d) Use the F test to determine whether the selling price is related to annual gross rents. e) Estimate the selling price of an apartment building with gross annual rents of \$50,000.

35 ANOVA df SS MS F Regression Residual 7 Total Coefficients Standard Error t Stat Intercept Annual Gross Rents

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