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st: Transforming regressors prior to estimation in count models


From   Rkaminski@aol.com
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Transforming regressors prior to estimation in count models
Date   Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:43:52 EDT

Dear All,

I'm about to embark on an  analysis using count models to replicate a study 
in which the authors log  transformed or used some other transformation on 
their regressors prior to  estimating their models. I was under the impression 
that typically one begins  with untransformed variables in count models, assess 
the fit, and then -- if  necessary -- transforms regressors. 

Any thoughts on these  approaches?

Thanks in advance.

Bob Kaminski

Department of  Criminology and Criminal Justice
Currell College
University of South  Carolina
kaminskb@gwm.sc.edu
(803) 777-1560  

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