Automatic generation of personalized answers to a problem set
Teaching and learning statistics and econometrics requires assessment through a problem set (PS). Often the PS requires some statistical analysis of a single database; therefore there is a unique answer. Although a unique answer guarantees the exercise was done correctly, it also facilitates cheating; the lazy student may borrow the answer from his hard-working classmate. This scenario does not guarantee an honest effort and learning. Taking advantage of the automatic generation of documents [Gini, 2006, SJ 6(1)] for a unique PS, I generate a personalized sub-database and answer in a PDF file. The steps are the following. 1) There is a single PS for all students (implying the use of Stata). 2) There is a single / mother database. 3) A personalized (per-student) database is drawn from the mother database. 4) Following Gini(2006) a personalized (per-student) answer is generated into a PDF file. Pros: 1. No opportunity for cheating and copy and paste the same answer without actually running or undertaking the statistical procedure. 2. Lecturer knows the answer beforehand. 3. Ease of grading. 4. Because each student has a different statistical result, forces to undertake individual inference upon the results.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:boc:norl13:9. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F Baum)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.