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st: How to select variable for multivariate analysis


From   Syed O Masood <syedmasood2@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: How to select variable for multivariate analysis
Date   Tue, 7 Sep 2004 18:48:57 -0700 (PDT)

I have a technical question. Do we have to use p-value
for selecting independent variables fro multivariate
analysis? 

Example:

I have 3 independent variables a, b, c which I have to
regress on dependent variable y. 

In independent variable, the p-value for variable a is
0.09, varable b is 0.23 and variable c 0.77. If I have
to do multivariabte analysis, is it necessary to
reject variable c because the p-value is 0.77??

In multivariate analysis, does order of entering
variables make a difference??

Please advice, Thanks in advance.



		
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