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st: Re: hypothesis tests
On Jan 5, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Stephen wrote:
I follow your analysis. But I have a question: Are you implying thatWith regard to the first q, yes and no; if you use an estimator that
generates t-statistics in the coefficient listings, -test- will
generate a Wald F-test. If you use an estimator that generates
z-statistics in the coefficient listings (e.g. ivreg2 by default
generates z-stats), -test- will generate a Wald Chi-squared statistic.
Stata considers that small-sample standard errors should provide an F,
and large-sample standard errors should provide a Chi^2.
if I use say "test" in place of the "lrtest" command it will produce
a Wald chi-square test statistic instead of Likelihood-ratio test
Now concerning my comment on "mvreg" and Wald test, I was making a
reference to Stata manuals' statement that the "testparm" (a varaint of
the "test" command) can be used after all estimation commands except
"anova" for single equations, and "mlogit" or "mvreg" for
-whelp testparm- shows that testparm may indeed be used for -mvreg-
(see the description of equation(eqno) and that -testanova- is
appropriate after -anova-. That help file also specifies that -test-
and -testparm- perform Wald tests, and -help testnl- indicate that
"Wald-type" tests are performed via the delta method; it follows the
same rule regarding F- and Chi-squared statistics.
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