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Table 6 Stepwise regression analyses between feasibility (dependent variable) and indicators of appropriateness (independent variables)

From: Feasibility and appropriateness of recommended sorghum production technologies

Variables ‘b’ val ‘t’ val ‘P’ val R2
Step I     
Simplicity 0.12873 1.40 0.1839 0.9685
Observability −0.18122 −2.99 0.0105  
Physical compatibility 0.57450 8.70 0.0000  
Cultural compatibility 0.01298 0.15 0.8828  
Need −0.14108 −0.95 0.3587  
Production sustainability 0.32268 2.79 0.0154  
Cost −0.25440 −3.21 0.0069  
Step II     
Simplicity 0.13259 1.56 0.1408 0.9684
Observability −0.18348 −3.24 0.0059  
Physical compatibility 0.57468 9.03 0.0000  
Need −0.13664 −0.98 0.3461  
Production sustainability 0.33337 3.79 0.0020  
Cost −0.25550 −3.36 0.0047  
Step III     
Simplicity 0.14217 1.69 0.1121 0.9663
Observability −0.18162 −3.21 0.0058  
Physical compatibility 0.54338 9.90 0.0000  
Production sustainability 0.31796 3.68 0.0022  
Cost −0.21539 −3.37 0.0042