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Topic: Multiple regression: the musical
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 Joshua Zucker Posts: 710 Registered: 12/4/04
Multiple regression: the musical
Posted: Jun 13, 1999 5:54 PM

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.

--Joshua Zucker
Gunn HS, Palo Alto, CA
http://www.gunn.palo-alto.ca.us/teacher/jzucker/

"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 ÃÂElderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small TownÃÂ 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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