Interactions in Linear Regression Analysis, May 2016

For Registrants: Here are materials and information that will help you prepare for the course.

Temple entrance 2Time and Place. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m.on Friday, May 13, in room 606 at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA. The class will begin promptly, so please arrive about 10 minutes earlier to check in and get organized. Class will end around 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The entrance to Temple University is not actually on Market St., but on the opposite side of the building on a pedestrian walkway (see picture at left). Please have a photo ID available to show the security guard.

If you’re walking from the Club Quarters Hotel, go right on Chestnut St. and then left on 16th St. After you cross Market St., turn right immediately after the first building (Firstrust Bank at 1515 Market). Walk about 1/2 block and look for the Temple sign.

Parking. We recommend using public transportation. All Philadelphia trains and subway systems converge on the City Hall area. But if you must drive, we suggest the underground AutoPark at JFK Plaza, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TUCC. Enter by driving north on 16th St from Market St. When you get to Arch St., turn right and immediately take the down ramp into the garage. The rate should be $16 on Friday and $11 on Saturday. Alternatively, go east on the Ben Franklin Parkway. At 16th St, bear left onto Arch St. and take the down ramp into the garage.

Computers. This is a hands-on class. You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop with either SPSS Statistics (version 19 or later) or SAS (release 9.2 or later, with IML) already installed. SPSS users should ensure their installed copy is patched to its latest release. SAS users should ensure that the IML product is part of the installation. Computer applications will include the use of SPSS’s regression routine as well as SAS’s PROC REG but will emphasize the PROCESS tool for SPSS and SAS developed by the instructor.

Digital Materials. Data files and other materials for download are available here. The materials will also be distributed by USB thumb drives at the beginning of the course. Participants who are not able to receive files in either fashion should contact the instructor ( up to 48 hours before the class to make alternative arrangements for file distribution.  

You will have access to power outlets. WiFi access requires a cell phone (with a US or Canadian carrier) capable of receiving text messages in order to get the log-in password. WiFi service is not guaranteed.

Food. No food or beverage will be served in this course. If you need coffee, soda, or snacks, we recommend the Express Breakfast & Lunch, across the pedestrian walkway from the entrance to Temple and a little to the right. That store won’t be open on Saturday, so you can go to 7-11 which is located in the same building, but to the left and around the corner. In addition, a new Barnes & Nobles Cafe that serves Starbucks coffee has opened on the ground floor of the Temple building. The Cafe is open on Friday and Saturday.  

For lunch, there are many restaurants in the immediate area. There are two nearby food courts that offer a variety of options:

Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St.

Comcast Center Market
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

If you need additional information, call us at (610-642-1941) or send an e-mail message to