Asian Journal of Mathematics & Statistics1994-54182077-2068orgz10.3923/ajms.2015.19.34IwunduM.P.EfezinoO.P.1201581The adequacy of variable selection techniques on model building is examined using the drying characteristics of fresh grains. Three selection techniques (forward selection, backward elimination and stepwise methods) are employed each of which identifies a series of models assumed to be adequate. From the resulting models for each technique, the most suitable model is determined using standard assessment criteria namely, R^{2}, R^{2}_{adj}, PRESS, AIC and C_{p}-statistic. In addition to the standard assessment criteria, the D-optimality criterion is examined and presented as a criterion for measuring the goodness and adequacy of regression models. Results show that under the forward selection and stepwise regression methods, each assessment criterion locates the same model. Variation seems to exist using backward elimination technique.]]>Agresti, A.,1990Burnham, K.P. and D.R. Anderson,2001Burnham, K.P. and D.R. Anderson,2001Burnham, K.P. and D.R. Anderson,2002Carley, K.M., D. Fridsman, E. Casman, N. Altman and J. Chag et al.,2003Carley, K.M. and N.Y. Kamneva,2004Donoho, D.L. and I.M. Johnstone,1994Foster, D.P. and E.I. George,1994Gerritsen, J., J.M. Dietz and H.T. Wilson Jr,1996Graybill, F.A.,1976Hastie, T., R. Tibshirani and J. Friedman,2009Hobbs, N.T. and R. Hilborn,2006Kadane, J.B. and N.A. Lazar,2004Lawless, J.F. and K. Singhal,1978Lee, H. and S.K. Ghosh,2009Montgomery, D.C., E.A. Peck and G.G. Vining,2001Myers, R.H.,1990Myers, R.H. and D.C. Montgomery,2002Olden, J.D. and D.A. Jackson,2000Raffalovich, L.E., G.D. Deane, D. Armstrong and H.S. Tsao,2008Sauerbrei, W., P. Royston and H. Binder,2007Tibshirani, R. and K. Knight,1999Ward, E.J.,2008Weisberg, S.,1985