Since 2001, I have taught a course at the Essex Social Science
Data Analysis and Collection Summer School originally called
'Theory of Regression' but now called "Applying Regression".
here to give potential participants some idea of the course, to help
them to decide if they want to take it. In my experience,
people like the course - some find that it's too easy and doesn't
challenge them enough because it covers material they already know.
Other people find the course too hard - for them, the course Introduction
to Regression is sometimes a better fit.
You can have a look at the PowerPoint file of all of the slides - be
warned that this is the stuff for 35 hours of teaching, and there are
something around 800 slides - it's here: PowerPoint Slides.
The exercises that we use in the class are here.
There are three sets of exercises - the first is paper and
pencil exercises based on interpreting regression, the second is a set
of previous course exam questions, and the third is data-based
exercises. (The data aren't here - sorry).
If you are worried the course might be too easy, have a look at the
exercises. If you can answer the questions, and the course
exam questions, it's too easy.
If you are worried that the course might be too hard, have a look at
slide 24, 41, or 81 - they have the hardest equations that we encounter
near the start. If they make you cry, the course is too hard.
If they confuse you a bit, and you don't know exactly what
they mean, that's fine.
If you want to know more about the kind of thing we might talk about,
or the kind of thing I get excited about, you could look at my Applying
(which I don't post to any more, but you'll get the idea)