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### Model selection

Stepwise regression

Statement of problem

- A common problem is that there is a large set of candidate predictor variables.
- (Note: The examples herein are really not that large.)
- Goal is to choose a small subset from the larger set so that the resulting regression model is simple, yet have good predictive ability.

Example: Cement data

- Response y: heat evolved in calories during hardening of cement on a per gram basis
- Predictor x1: % of tricalcium aluminate
- Predictor x2: % of tricalcium silicate
- Predictor x3: % of tetracalcium alumino ferrite
- Predictor x4: % of dicalcium silicate

Two basic methods of selecting predictors

- Stepwise regression: Enter and remove predictors, in a stepwise manner, until there is no justifiable reason to enter or remove more.
- Best subsets regression: Select the subset of predictors that do the best at meeting some well-defined objective criterion.

Stepwise regression: the idea

- Start with no predictors in the “stepwise model.”
- At each step, enter or remove a predictor based on partial F-tests (that is, the t-tests).
- Stop when no more predictors can be justifiably entered or removed from the stepwise model.

Stepwise regression: Preliminary steps

- Specify an Alpha-to-Enter (αE = 0.15) significance level.
- Specify an Alpha-to-Remove (αR = 0.15) significance level.

Stepwise regression: Step #1

- Fit each of the one-predictor models, that is, regress y on x1, regress y on x2, … regress y on xp-1.
- The first predictor put in the stepwise model is the predictor that has the smallest t-test P-value (below αE = 0.15).
- If no P-value < 0.15, stop.

Stepwise regression:Step #2

- Suppose x1 was the “best” one predictor.
- Fit each of the two-predictor models with x1 in the model, that is, regress y on (x1, x2), regress y on (x1, x3), …, and y on (x1, xp-1).
- The second predictor put in stepwise model is the predictor that has the smallest t-test P-value (below αE = 0.15).
- If no P-value < 0.15, stop.

Stepwise regression:Step #2 (continued)

- Suppose x2 was the “best” second predictor.
- Step back and check P-value for β1 = 0. If the P-value for β1 = 0 has become not significant (above αR = 0.15), remove x1 from the stepwise model.

Stepwise regression:Step #3

- Suppose both x1 and x2 made it into the two-predictor stepwise model.
- Fit each of the three-predictor models with x1 and x2 in the model, that is, regress y on (x1, x2, x3), regress y on (x1, x2, x4), …, and regress y on (x1, x2, xp-1).

Stepwise regression:Step #3 (continued)

- The third predictor put in stepwise model is the predictor that has the smallest t-test P-value (below αE = 0.15).
- If no P-value < 0.15, stop.
- Step back and check P-values for β1 = 0 andβ2 = 0. If either P-value has become not significant (above αR = 0.15), remove the predictorfrom the stepwise model.

Stepwise regression:Stopping the procedure

- The procedure is stopped when adding an additional predictor does not yield a t-test P-value below αE = 0.15.

Constant 81.479 4.927 16.54 0.000

x1 1.8687 0.5264 3.55 0.005

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 57.424 8.491 6.76 0.000

x2 0.7891 0.1684 4.69 0.001

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 110.203 7.948 13.87 0.000

x3 -1.2558 0.5984 -2.10 0.060

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 117.568 5.262 22.34 0.000

x4 -0.7382 0.1546 -4.77 0.001

Constant 103.097 2.124 48.54 0.000

x4 -0.61395 0.04864 -12.62 0.000

x1 1.4400 0.1384 10.40 0.000

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 94.16 56.63 1.66 0.127

x4 -0.4569 0.6960 -0.66 0.526

x2 0.3109 0.7486 0.42 0.687

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 131.282 3.275 40.09 0.000

x4 -0.72460 0.07233 -10.02 0.000

x3 -1.1999 0.1890 -6.35 0.000

Constant 71.65 14.14 5.07 0.001

x4 -0.2365 0.1733 -1.37 0.205

x1 1.4519 0.1170 12.41 0.000

x2 0.4161 0.1856 2.24 0.052

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 111.684 4.562 24.48 0.000

x4 -0.64280 0.04454 -14.43 0.000

x1 1.0519 0.2237 4.70 0.001

x3 -0.4100 0.1992 -2.06 0.070

Constant 52.577 2.286 23.00 0.000

x1 1.4683 0.1213 12.10 0.000

x2 0.66225 0.04585 14.44 0.000

Constant 71.65 14.14 5.07 0.001

x1 1.4519 0.1170 12.41 0.000

x2 0.4161 0.1856 2.24 0.052

x4 -0.2365 0.1733 -1.37 0.205

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 48.194 3.913 12.32 0.000

x1 1.6959 0.2046 8.29 0.000

x2 0.65691 0.04423 14.85 0.000

x3 0.2500 0.1847 1.35 0.209

Constant 52.577 2.286 23.00 0.000

x1 1.4683 0.1213 12.10 0.000

x2 0.66225 0.04585 14.44 0.000

Stepwise Regression: y versus x1, x2, x3, x4

Alpha-to-Enter: 0.15 Alpha-to-Remove: 0.15

Response is y on 4 predictors, with N = 13

Step 1 2 3 4

Constant 117.57 103.10 71.65 52.58

x4 -0.738 -0.614 -0.237

T-Value -4.77 -12.62 -1.37

P-Value 0.001 0.000 0.205

x1 1.44 1.45 1.47

T-Value 10.40 12.41 12.10

P-Value 0.000 0.000 0.000

x2 0.416 0.662

T-Value 2.24 14.44

P-Value 0.052 0.000

S 8.96 2.73 2.31 2.41

R-Sq 67.45 97.25 98.23 97.87

R-Sq(adj) 64.50 96.70 97.64 97.44

C-p 138.7 5.5 3.0 2.7

Caution about stepwise regression!

- Do not jump to the conclusion …
- that all the important predictor variables for predicting y have been identified, or
- that all the unimportant predictor variables have been eliminated.

Caution about stepwise regression!

- Many t-tests for βk= 0are conducted in a stepwise regression procedure.
- The probability is high …
- that we included some unimportant predictors
- that we excluded some important predictors

Drawbacks of stepwise regression

- The final model is not guaranteed to be optimal in any specified sense.
- The procedure yields a single final model, although in practice there are often several equally good models.
- It doesn’t take into account a researcher’s knowledge about the predictors.

Stepwise Regression: PIQ versus MRI, Height, Weight

Alpha-to-Enter: 0.15 Alpha-to-Remove: 0.15

Response is PIQ on 3 predictors, with N = 38

Step 1 2

Constant 4.652 111.276

MRI 1.18 2.06

T-Value 2.45 3.77

P-Value 0.019 0.001

Height -2.73

T-Value -2.75

P-Value 0.009

S 21.2 19.5

R-Sq 14.27 29.49

R-Sq(adj) 11.89 25.46

C-p 7.3 2.0

PIQ = 111 + 2.06 MRI - 2.73 Height

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant 111.28 55.87 1.99 0.054

MRI 2.0606 0.5466 3.77 0.001

Height -2.7299 0.9932 -2.75 0.009

S = 19.51 R-Sq = 29.5% R-Sq(adj) = 25.5%

Analysis of Variance

Source DF SS MS F P

Regression 2 5572.7 2786.4 7.32 0.002

Error 35 13321.8 380.6

Total 37 18894.6

Source DF Seq SS

MRI 1 2697.1

Height 1 2875.6

Stepwise Regression: BP versus Age, Weight, BSA, Duration, Pulse, Stress Alpha-to-Enter: 0.15 Alpha-to-Remove: 0.15

Response is BP on 6 predictors, with N = 20

Step 1 2 3

Constant 2.205 -16.579 -13.667

Weight 1.201 1.033 0.906

T-Value 12.92 33.15 18.49

P-Value 0.000 0.000 0.000

Age 0.708 0.702

T-Value 13.23 15.96

P-Value 0.000 0.000

BSA 4.6

T-Value 3.04

P-Value 0.008

S 1.74 0.533 0.437

R-Sq 90.26 99.14 99.45

R-Sq(adj) 89.72 99.04 99.35

C-p 312.8 15.1 6.4

BP = - 13.7 + 0.702 Age + 0.906 Weight + 4.63 BSA

Predictor Coef SE Coef T P

Constant -13.667 2.647 -5.16 0.000

Age 0.70162 0.04396 15.96 0.000

Weight 0.90582 0.04899 18.49 0.000

BSA 4.627 1.521 3.04 0.008

S = 0.4370 R-Sq = 99.5% R-Sq(adj) = 99.4%

Analysis of Variance

Source DF SS MS F P

Regression 3 556.94 185.65 971.93 0.000

Error 16 3.06 0.19

Total 19 560.00

Source DF Seq SS

Age 1 243.27

Weight 1 311.91

BSA 1 1.77

Stepwise regression in Minitab

- Stat >> Regression >> Stepwise …
- Specify response and all possible predictors.
- If desired, specify predictors that must be included in every model. (This is where researcher’s knowledge helps!!)
- Select OK. Results appear in session window.

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