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Re: st: RE: Transforming regressors prior to estimation in count models
At 04:33 PM 6/7/2005 -0400, Rkaminski@aol.com wrote:
Given that it is a replication, you probably have to do the same things
they did - but that doesn't mean that you can't eventually argue that a
non-transformation or an alternative transformation is better. It may also
become obvious early on why they did what they did.
Carter and Richard,
Let me clarify that they were estimating count models (not OLS), and that a
rationale for why they started with transformed variables was not given
(theoretical or otherwise).
It seems odd to me that they offer no rationale for the transformations,
but maybe the substance of the problem is such that it is just taken for
granted that things should be done this way.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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