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Option 1: Manufacturing Database

This database contains six variables taken from 20 industries and 140 subindustries in the United States. Some of the industries are food products, textile mill products, furniture, chemicals, rubber products, primary metals, industrial machinery, and transportation equipment. The six variables are Number of Employees, Number of Production Workers, Value Added by Manufacture, Cost of Materials, End-of-Year Inventories, and Industry Group. Two variables, Number of Employees and Number of Production Workers, are in units of 1000. Three variables, Value Added by Manufacture, Cost of Materials, and End-of-Year Inventories, are in million-dollar units. The Industry Group variable consists of numbers from 1 to 20 to denote the industry group to which the particular subindustry belongs.

Option 2: Hospital Database

This database contains observations for six variables on U.S. hospitals. These variables include Geographic Region, Control, Service, Census, Number of Births, and Personnel.

The region variable is coded from 1 to 7, and the numbers represent the following regions:

1 = South

2 = Northeast

3 = Midwest

4 = Southwest

5 = Rocky Mountain

6 = California

7 = Northwest

Control is a type of ownership. Four categories of control are included in the database:

1 = government, nonfederal

2 = nongovernment, not-for-profit

3 = for-profit

4 = federal government

Service is the type of hospital. The two types of hospitals used in this database are:

1 = general medical

2 = psychiatric

Option 3: Consumer Food

The consumer food database contains five variables: Annual Food Spending per Household, Annual Household Income, Non-Mortgage Household Debt, Geographic Region of the U.S. of the Household, and Household Location. There are 200 entries for each variable in this database representing 200 different households from various regions and locations in the United States. Annual Food Spending per Household, Annual Household Income, and Non-Mortgage Household Debt are all given in dollars. The variable Region tells in which one of four regions the household resides. In this variable, the Northeast is coded as 1, the Midwest is coded 2, the South is coded as 3, and the West is coded as 4. The variable Location is coded as 1 if the household is in a metropolitan area and 2 if the household is outside a metro area. The data in this database were randomly derived and developed based on actual national norms.

Option 4: Financial Database

The financial database contains observations on seven variables for 100 companies. The variables are Type of Industry, Total Revenues ($ millions), Total Assets ($ millions), Return on Equity (%), Earnings per Share ($), Dividends per Share ($), and Average Price per Earnings (P/E) ratio. The companies represent seven different types of industries. The variable Type displays a company’s industry type as:

1 = apparel

2 = chemical

3 = electric power

4 = grocery

5 = healthcare products

6 = insurance

7 = petroleum

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