A Simple App to Teach Regression

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Luke M. Froeb

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Date Written: December 19, 2019

Abstract

This paper introduces an online app for teaching regression that "inverts'' the usual pedagogy. Rather than teaching students how to run regressions on data, it asks them to create data to achieve a given outcome, like a statistically significant line. Exercises are designed to give students an intuitive feel for the relationship between data and regression, and to show them how regression is used. It teaches both simple and multiple regression using built-in exercises that "test'' student answers. It is accessible by anyone who can point and click. The pedagogy is experimental, and we welcome suggestions to improve it.

Suggested Citation

Froeb, Luke M., A Simple App to Teach Regression (December 19, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3507142 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3507142

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