Ready-Made Regression Tables from the Stargazer Package in Statistics Education
15 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 11, 2014
I highlight the educational potential of ready-made regression tables created by newly available add-on packages for the R statistical programming language. In particular, I use the stargazer package to illustrate various properties of ordinary least squares (OLS) regression: the effect of changing the sample size on standard errors and confidence intervals, as well as the consequences of classical measurement error and omitted variable bias. Although I focus on OLS regression, the hands-on approach I describe can be used to explore the properties of any statistical regression model. Finally, I discuss this innovative teaching approach in the context of the current debate about the effects of technology on the delivery of higher education.
Keywords: statistics, R, education, regression, tables, presentation
JEL Classification: A20, A22, C10, C87, C88
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