# Choose anyone topic and follow the instructions which are

- choose anyone topic and follow the instructions which are given below:
- a) where
*y*is the average test score on a ninth grade proficiency test by county,*x*is the average amount spent on technology per student in the county,_{1}*x*is the average teacher salary in the county, and_{2}*x*is the percentage of students in the county who are obese. The student was interested in whether or not obesity played a role in a student’s ability to achieve academically._{3}

- b) where
*y*is the percentage of people at the poverty level by state,*x*is the average amount spent on education per student in the state,_{1}*x*is the state unemployment rate, and_{2}*x*is the amount of federal educational funding. The student was interested in whether or not the federal educational funding was a significant factor in reducing the percentage of poverty in a given state._{3}

- b) where

- c) where
*y*is the amount of a tip left for a waiter at a restaurant,*x*is the amount of the restaurant bill,_{1}*x*is number of people dining,_{2}*x*is time of the restaurant meal. The student was a waiter and was interested in which factors influenced the tip he received._{3}

- c) where

- d) where
*y*is the number of times a student checked Face Book a day,*D*is a gender dummy,_{1}*x*is number of friends with a Face Book account,_{2}*x*is the number of programs and organizations the student was a member of, and_{3}*D*is a dummy for student athlete. The student was interested in the factors that drive student interest in Face Book._{2}

- d) where

- e) where
*y*is movie box office sales,*x*is the movie budget,_{1}*x*is highest paid actor or actress,_{2}*x*is the number of movie theaters the movie was shown,_{3}*D*is a dummy variable that takes the value of 1 if the movie is an action movie,_{1}*D*is a dummy variable that takes the value of 1 if the movie is a comedy, and_{2}*D*is a dummy variable that takes the value of 1 if the movie is a drama. The student was interested in which factors drove box office revenues._{3}

- e) where

- , where
*y*is a country’s tourism receipts,*x*is the per capita GDP,_{1}*x*is percentage of paved roads in the country,_{2}*x*is average number of sunny days a year, and D_{3}_{1}is a dummy for whether or not the country has a cruise ship port . The student was interested in what factors affected a country’s tourism.

- , where

- f) where
*y*the number of violent crimes committed a year by city,*x*is the percentage of people with a bachelor’s degree by city,_{1}*x*is unemployment rate by city, and_{2}*x*is average income by city, and x_{3}_{4}is per capita drug use. The student was interested in the effect of drug usage on violent crimes.

- f) where

g) where*y*is a pro-baseball player’s salary,*x*is batting average,_{1}*x*is number of errors,_{2}*x*is number of homeruns, and_{3}*x*is number of stolen bases. The student was interested in what baseball statistics drove salary._{4}-
__Introduction__: Introduce/sell your topic.

*Why*is it important in the ‘*big picture’*?*Sell*your topic…why should the reader care?

*What*is your research question/hypothesis?

__Data / Descriptive Statistics__: (don’t count the actual statistics/numbers)

*What*is your regression equation? (ex. -- what are the variables?)

*How*does this model test your question/hypothesis?

- Provide the descriptive statistics in a table (sample size, sample mean, sample variance)

- Create a correlation matrix of your variables (make a table) and discuss the relationships

__Analysis Results__: (don’t count the actual statistics/numbers)

*What*are your regression results? (Provide a nice table)

*Do the results support your hypothesis? Discuss.*

- You need to DISCUSS the
*signs***and***significance*of your coefficients. What do they mean? How does this relate to your hypotheses?

- You need to DISCUSS the
*What*about multicollinearity, autocorrelation, and heteroscedasticity? Are any of these present in your regression results? (Provide a plot of the residuals.) If so, did you correct for any of these problems? Explain.

- Present your results clearly and “neatly”. Do not provide tons of output that does not pertain to your discussion. Make the presentation as clear as possible.

__Conclusion__:

- Briefly summarize your analysis. In a nut-shell, what are your results and w
*hat*do these results mean on a larger scale? *Tie your results back into the “big picture”.*

- Briefly summarize your analysis. In a nut-shell, what are your results and w