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Re: st: Dummies & Correlation Analysis
Once installed there is a web link to pages on polychoric correlations.
It requires Stata 8.2.
Hope this helps.
Quoting "Dr. Stephen Owusu-Ansah" <email@example.com>:
> I have econometric/statistical theory questions about dummy
> variables and correlation analysis:
> 1. Is there any theory that prohibit one from undertaking a
> correlation analysis (i.e., correlation matrix) with either
> with Person or Spearman rank correlation test on variables,
> which are all dummies?
> 2. If there is no prohibition, theory wise, can the bivariate
> correlation coeficients for the dummy variables be interpreted
> in the same way as one would do with continuous variables?
> Thanks for your usual cooperation.
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