Use of Regression Residuals

Residuals have been widely used to identify the good performers on the compared measure discussed in this report. Since early 1980, educational researchers have been using the residuals to identify schools that are effective in fostering their students' educational outcomes. Most recently, Tracy and Waldfogel (1997) used regression residuals, instead of the usual survey methods, to rank business schools. They tried to distinguish the quality of a program from the quality of its students in...

Introduction To Male Health Indicators

Countries vary enormously, of course, in their levels of mortality and fertility. Differences in income and education levels account for much of this variation at any time. Even after controlling for education and income levels and income distribution , some countries show better results than others. Measuring country performance, after controlling for education and income or income alone, provides an indicator for the policy analysts that allows quantitative posing of the question of why...