Workshop Lectures on Regression



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These intensive Workshop Lectures provide an opportunity for participants to refresh their understanding of, and familiarity with, the concepts and assumptions of ordinary least squares (OLS) Regression. The goal is to possess a sufficient level of understanding of these topics so that participants can adequately comprehend and successfully apply them in subsequent GSERM courses. The Workshop Lectures are designed to develop an applied and intuitive (as opposed to purely theoretical or mathematical) understanding of Regression. Whenever possible, presentations will be in “Words,” “Picture,” and “Math” languages in order to appeal to a variety of learning styles. In addition to the Lectures, several handouts, problem sets, and solution keys will be provided (via email) to enhance the learning process and provide for self-evaluation opportunities. It is assumed that the participants are proficient in rudimentary statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing). While it might be helpful to have some experience with OLS Regression, this is NOT a prerequisite! Though I know it is probably not true, we will start under the assumption that you have never seen Regression before. Then we will (quickly) move on to topics that you might or might not have seen.