Tools and Salary: A More Complete Model

WE ARE NOW READY to incorporate tools into a third salary model. We keep the same pool of features available as in the second model, plus one feature for each tool, and also keep the same subsample (no professors, students, or management). The larger clusters in the 2014 report were more conducive to being converted into features (as the number of tools in a given cluster that someone uses), but here it makes more sense to keep the tool-features as binary variables representing the usage/non-usage of one tool.

In addition to tools, we also add two features for cloud computing: one for the amount of cloud computing, the other for the type of cloud computing (public or private; this feature turns out to be insignificant in the model).

Most of the features kept in the previous model remain, and eleven tools are now included. The R2 has only modestly increased, to 0.427.

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