As long as we're wrapping up this fine year, I thought I'd share with you a snippet from my students' final project. They were assigned the topic of multiple regression, and the presentations they made were graded 1/3 on statistical content, 1/3 on clarity/preparation/organization, and 1/3 on was it fun/did it keep the class's interest.
So this song was their attempt at getting full credit on that last 1/3.
"Multiple Regression Behind the Counter in a Small Town" originally performed by Sven & Sven (Seth Farber - vocals, Jesse Kriss - acoustic guitar) to the tune of ÃÂElderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small TownÃÂ by Pearl Jam
D D/G G C/G oooooo oooooo oooooo oooooo oooxox oooxoo oxoooo ooxooo ooooxo ooooxx xoooxx oxooxx
D D/G G C/G G I seem to recognize this place D D/G G C/G G But so many variables I can't seem to place them Cannot find a method or law to find their r-squared Equations all confusing me
C/G G C/G All these changes in the rules G C/G It's time for a new tool G C/G G That can be understood by me
D D/G G C/G G But my statistics book shows the way Multiple regression is the way
D D/G G C/G G This bright new method lets me use Two or three variables in the same equation I cannot recall how I lived before but Now I see how to use this new law
C/G G C/G I change x1 that changed my y G C/G Y-hat predicts my slope G C/G G The correlation astounds me
D D/G G C/G G And now at last I can find...b1 D D/G G C/G G My god I've finally found coefficient values And now here they are and here I am My stat book showed me the way
My statistics book shows the way Multiple regression is the way My statistics book shows the way Multiple regression is the way
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