Tuesday, May 24, 2005
My students can be funny
So today was the final exam in my stats class. I gave the students the statistical results from Table 3 of this paper on beauty and teacher evaluations.
One of the questions was: In Model 1, explain the substantive and statical significance of the effect of Beauty on Teacher Ratings.
This was the answer (translated into English):
The effect of the variable beauty is positive on the grade that is given to teachers. For each additional point that a teacher earns in beauty, they will obrain .275 points more on their grade for teacher performance. The effect is very impressive, that if Lindsay Lohan gave me class (Beauty=100) although she may be a lousy teacher, the model would predict a great increase in her evaluations.
[Unfortunately, he forgot to mention the statistical significance of beauty.]
posted by Michelle @ 7:13 PM,