In a linear regression, if I have a right hand term that has a small significant effect, because the variable is measured in tiny units, is there anything I can do about that (by adjusting the regression output) after I run the regression, or do I need to go back and change the units of the variable and run it again?
For example, if the number of units a factory creates each week is related to the perception of the factory among the local populace, and it makes 5000000 unit each week, each one will have a tiny effect. Can I recalculate units made as units made per hour or whatever to produce a bigger effect size? And if so, do I have to go back to the data to do this, or can I simply adjust the regression output?
(I suspect the recommendation will be to go back and adjust the data, but if I was working with an equation about car acceleration say, I could easily adjust velocity from meters per second to km per second in the equation without going back to the race track with a stop watch, so why couldn't I adjust the effect size from units to units per hour?)