Regression with Dummy Variables

  • Filename: regression-with-dummy-variables.
  • ISBN: 0803951280
  • Release Date: 1993-02-25
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Melissa A. Hardy
  • Publisher: SAGE

It is often necessary for social scientists to study differences in groups, such as gender or race differences in attitudes, buying behavior, or socioeconomic characteristics. When the researcher seeks to estimate group differences through the use of independent variables that are qualitative, dummy variables allow the researcher to represent information about group membership in quantitative terms without imposing unrealistic measurement assumptions on the categorical variables. Beginning with the simplest model, Hardy probes the use of dummy variable regression in increasingly complex specifications, exploring issues such as: interaction, heteroscedasticity, multiple comparisons and significance testing, the use of effects or contrast coding, testing for curvilinearity, and estimating a piecewise linear regression.

Methodik der empirischen Forschung

  • Filename: methodik-der-empirischen-forschung.
  • ISBN: 3834917036
  • Release Date: 2009-09-24
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: Sönke Albers
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Die Autoren führen in 35 Beiträgen Wissen aus einem breiten Spektrum von selbst durchgeführten Projekten und aus Erkenntnissen der Literatur zusammen. Hier werden die Erfahrungen der empirischen Arbeit von zwei Graduiertenkollegs an der Universität zu Kiel ausgewertet. Durch eine sorgfältige Begutachtung haben die Herausgeber ihre methodische Erfahrung einfließen lassen. Jeder Beitrag ist so aufgebaut, dass ein Überblick über die jeweilige Fragestellung gegeben und weiterführende Literatur bereitgestellt wird. Die 3. Auflage wurde um 7 neue Beiträge erweitert.


  • Filename: dummy.
  • ISBN: 9781472243751
  • Release Date: 2017-04-20
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Matt Coyne
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

'The night before Charlie was born I had this dream. I dreamt that I was a soldier, riding into battle ... completely naked, and on the back of a large, inflatable duck.' Matt Coyne has become a hero for thousands of parents everywhere who are devoted followers of his popular blog, Man vs Baby. This is his book, and it is not your average parenting guide. It's packed with completely impractical advice for the bewildered new mum or dad - stuff you won't find anywhere else: from 'Profanity Bingo' for labour to a categorisation of various nappy disasters. But, more than that, it is the story of how becoming a parent is a kind of beautiful insanity - a thing that changes you. Above all, Dummy will keep you laughing through the exhaustion, the mystery and the madness of bringing up your own children. This is the parenting book for real people.

The Dummy

  • Filename: the-dummy.
  • ISBN: 1420871706
  • Release Date: 2005-08-01
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Alan S. Ferguson
  • Publisher: Alan Ferguson/Stephan Summer

A grave injustice, a life sentence, is carried out on a boy not yet 2 years old. Greg Runnerstrum is judged to be retarded, he is ridiculed daily. The bullies pound this scarlet letter into him at will with glee. This is a must read for those who abhor socialized injustice and cheer the triumph of the spirit over all obstacles. For Greg Runnerstrum may start out on the bottom but he surely doesn't end up there, quite the contrary. A small assortment of people from different walks of life see beyond the stigmatized Greg. Strangers really, they find a most worthwhile human being who grows thanks to their nurturing. From a dismal beginning, reader's spirits will soar with Greg as he finds his way through life - to the American dream and beyond. This work will appeal to readers on several levels. Psychologically, 'The Dummy' deals with as boy's non-existent self-esteem and how his peers perceive and treat him based on his 'label'. How prejudices die ever so slowly upon the revelation that Greg is really brilliant. Emotionally, it's a roller coaster ride. Depressing at first, as everyday situations trigger past injustices. The beatings and humiliations will bring a sense of rage among readers. Sensual, for who would ever thought that Greg would find true love and deal with it on a mature, emotional level? Philanthropic, as Greg, with nothing to give, is given everything and enjoys returning the favor by helping others, anonymously. Introspective. Are you Greg? Greg's friend? Or one of his tormentors? - Alan S. Ferguson


  • Filename: dummy.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 1974
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Ernest Tidyman
  • Publisher:

The Ten Commandments for This Dummy

  • Filename: the-ten-commandments-for-this-dummy.
  • ISBN: 1462805582
  • Release Date: 2010-04-26
  • Number of pages: 102
  • Author: Vicky Corona
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

The Ten Commandments for This Dummy As divorce continues to plague our society, anger and frustration have become the norm for our growing children. The purpose of this book is to motivate couples to examine their personal demons prior to divorce, thus teaching valuable lessons of faith. This books details my straightforward, honest, and sarcastic journey through the author’s own divorce. Each chapter of this book begins with the original commandment, the "redneck version", and the author’s own version. Each chapter discusses the author’s view of the commandment, relative to marriage. The first chapter begins with the author’s personal story of how she put her spouse before God. It discusses different ways we push God aside in our lives and how to put God back as our top priority. The second chapter discusses the manner in which we talk to others as well as to God. Especially when making false promises because we have an urgent need to be filled. It discusses how we should praise God always, not just in a time of need. The third chapter discusses much needed rest in each marriage. It details prayer time, family time, and alone time. I discuss implementing a “personal” day into your monthly schedule. This will help you rejuvenate with friends and God. Chapter four expresses concern about advice from others. It details good advice and bad advice. The purpose of this chapter is to convince the reader that friends and family are not the best source of advice or opinions. It explains how we should seek God when we have questions and discuss these issues with appropriate people. The fifth chapter explains how murder can be committed by words with no tangible weapon necessary. It also discusses how so many people today use their children as their weapon of choice. Chapter six discusses infidelity and how very often both have fault in the situation. It details feelings of everyone involved, including the children. It also discusses how to overcome this tragedy through the grace of God. Chapter seven discusses taking things that do not belong to you. It encompasses possessions, time, manipulation, self-esteem, and the past. Chapter eight explains that no matter the size or color of the lie, it is still a lie. It also details the issue of “withholding information” which is used by so many people today. The ninth chapter discusses how our selfish desires can trick the heart and mind. It explains the “what if” situations that so many people fantasize about. It discusses having full faith in God to know that he will not let you go somewhere you shouldn’t be. The final chapter details jealousy and how it affects everyone around you. It discusses the difference in needs and wants. It details how faith will provide the needs necessary for spiritual growth then from that growth, the desires of the heart will be abundant.

From D for Dummy to M for Millionaire

  • Filename: from-d-for-dummy-to-m-for-millionaire.
  • ISBN: 9786162450198
  • Release Date: 2017-03-09
  • Number of pages: 83
  • Author: Myles Glew
  • Publisher: Booksmango

'From D for Dummy to M for Millionaire' is a how-to-succeed book with a difference. Self-made businessman and author Myles Glew doesn't offer the usual glib advice about doing well at school and then getting as much tertiary education as possible.As he says, for some young people, this is a totally unrealistic goal and not being able to achieve it they feel like losers."They're resentful of a world that labels them as losers so they often go looking for similar people to be part of a gang that can tell that world to get stuffed, preferring to have some status within their group."While learning to read is very important, Myles Glew says, success at school is no guarantee of success in life, and even those with the worst marks at school can be, as he has shown, highly successful as adults.

Don t be a Dummy

  • Filename: don-t-be-a-dummy.
  • ISBN: 1440135576
  • Release Date: 2009-05-26
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Arthur W. Hoffmann, Ed.D, P.E.
  • Publisher: iUniverse

“Don’t be a Dummy” is a primer on automotive safety. It is “Auto Safety 101.” What every driver or passenger should know because it May Save Your Life; or a loved one. The author uses personal experience and crash dummies to explain the consequences of not following the laws of Physics and not utilizing the safety features that are available to both drivers and passengers of automotive vehicles. The focus of this book is driver-responsibility and the need to educate the public about common hazards and vehicle misuse. Large car versus small car data analysis warns about vehicle incompatibility and the need for purchasers to consider the serious consequences of selecting a vehicle to buy based only on fuel economy and low cost. Federal safety standards are discussed and what the “Five (5) Star Rating System” really means. ● The quest for “fuel economy” may risk your family’s life or result in serious injury! ● Fuel economy may be false economy! ● The size and weight of your vehicle can mean life or death or serious injury! ● Protect loved ones and save the children. Always use the proper child restraint! ● Speed, Alcohol and Drugs are killers. Don’t be a Dummy!

Don t Be a Dummy

  • Filename: don-t-be-a-dummy.
  • ISBN: 1465326235
  • Release Date: 2003-03-31
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Elliot Sternlicht
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

This book covers basic bridge principles relating to all three aspects of bridge - bidding, defending and declaring a hand. I have imparted ideas that I have learned in over twenty years of playing high-level tournament and rubber bridge.


  • Filename: dummy.
  • ISBN: 1844281965
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 26
  • Author: Leslie Patricelli
  • Publisher:

One of two appealing new storybooks for the very young about a toddler's favourite companions. Following her series of concept board books about opposites, Leslie Patricelli is back with these colourful, simple narratives, each dealing with a subject very dear to a toddler's heart: blanket and dummy. With an art style that is at once simple and sophisticated, these books are toddler-friendly and very funny. Superbly illustrated board books in Leslie Patricelli's bright art style.

A Dummy and I Fantastic Scripts for Ventriloquists and Puppeteers

  • Filename: a-dummy-and-i-fantastic-scripts-for-ventriloquists-and-puppeteers.
  • ISBN: 9781473394186
  • Release Date: 2014-07-07
  • Number of pages: 70
  • Author: Storck Press
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Mastered the art of throwing your voice but not sure what to say? This book contains a wealth of ideas for ventriloquism sketches. Thoroughly recommended reading for the tongue-tied ventriloquist. Containing black and white drawings of a selection of dummies. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. We are now republishing this book with a new introduction to the history of ventriloquism.

G nsehaut Die Puppe mit dem starren Blick

  • Filename: g-nsehaut-die-puppe-mit-dem-starren-blick.
  • ISBN: 9783641179915
  • Release Date: 2016-01-11
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: R.L. Stine
  • Publisher: cbj Verlag

Als die Zwillingsschwestern Lindy und Kris eine Bauchrednerpuppe im Müll finden, beschließt Lindy sie mit nach Hause zu nehmen und sie Slappy zu nennen. Und plötzlich dreht sich alles nur noch um Lindy und Slappy. Deswegen beschließt Kris, sich auch eine Puppe zuzulegen. Doch kaum ist diese im Haus, geschehen seltsame Dinge, böse Dinge, für die es keine Erklärung zu geben scheint. Oder doch?

Ventriloquism for the total dummy

  • Filename: ventriloquism-for-the-total-dummy.
  • ISBN: 039475638X
  • Release Date: 1987-10-12
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Dan Ritchard
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

This step-by-step guide to the techniques involved in ventriloquism includes tips on pronunciation with little or no lip movement, choosing a voice, constructing a dummy, and performing for an audience

The Hedonic Country Product Dummy Method and Quality Adjustments for Purchasing Power Parity Calculations

  • Filename: the-hedonic-country-product-dummy-method-and-quality-adjustments-for-purchasing-power-parity-calculations.
  • ISBN: 9781451918328
  • Release Date: 2009-12-01
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Mick Silver
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund

The 2005 International Comparison Program''s (ICP) estimates of economy-wide purchasing power parity (PPP) are based on parity estimates for 155 basic expenditure headings, mainly estimated using country product dummy (CPD) regressions. The estimates are potentially inefficient and open to omitted variable bias for two reasons. First, they use average prices across outlets as the left-hand-side variable. Second, quality-adjusted prices of non-comparable replacements, required when products in outlets do not match the required specifications, cannot be effectively included. This paper provides an analytical framework based on panel data and hedonic CPD regressions for ameliorating these sources of bias and inefficiency.

How to Dress a Dummy

  • Filename: how-to-dress-a-dummy.
  • ISBN: 9781925584080
  • Release Date: 2017-07-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Cassie Lane
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

For as long as she could remember, Cassie Lane yearned to be somebody else. Not only was she socially awkward, she was odd-looking and her dysfunctional family were the type of people who bonded over stealing their Christmas tree every year. Miraculously, at sixteen, Cassie’s prayers were answered and she got boobs – big ones! Suddenly the centre of attention, she went from gawky bogan to international model, strutting catwalks from Milan to LA. But beneath the gloss she discovered a world of exploitation, where living off your looks can attract as much scorn as admiration. Her search for a version of herself she could actually like took her from Hollywood parties, to an island ashram, and reluctantly back into the spotlight as an AFL ‘WAG’, a position where one wrong step can get you labelled a ‘slut’, ‘skank’ and ‘stripper’. In time the gawky bogan came full circle, and Cassie grew to understand that beauty is not about high cheekbones or a 24-inch waist. True beauty is found in the imperfect and vulnerable. How to Dress a Dummy casts an unwavering eye at the myriad ways in which women are taught that they’re not enough. Smart, frank and very, very funny, Cassie’s is a bold new feminist voice.

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