Ready-Made Regression Tables from the Stargazer Package in Statistics Education

15 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014

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Marek Hlavac

Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)

Date Written: March 11, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hlavac, Marek, Ready-Made Regression Tables from the Stargazer Package in Statistics Education (March 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407759 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2407759

Marek Hlavac (Contact Author)

Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) ( email )

Zvolensk√° 29
Bratislava, 82109
Slovakia

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