ERIC Number: ED292854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
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Multiple Regression Analysis and Reality-Based Teaching: The Ten Essentials.
Balian, Edward S.
Problems encountered in teaching multiple linear regression forecasting are described, and methods of dealing with such problems are outlined. Problems discussed include: (1) the irrelevance of instructional exercises, (2) data base sizing as a major area of regression "unreality", (3) difficulties in locating or using actual data, (4) neglect of prediction formula accuracy in favor of the multiple regression coefficient, (5) lack of computer assistance in calculation of problems, (6) rigid adherence to the scientific method in presentation of regression forecasting, (7) failure to stress the importance of interpretation of the statistical solution reached, (8) lack of emphasis on written reports to explicate and expand upon statistical results, (9) lack of emphasis on the oral presentation of results, and (10) lack of peer evaluations of oral presentations. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Symposium on Forecasting sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters (7th, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 1987).